In order to encourage discussion on that year's theme I posted a range of easy landscape image ideas (I only mention semiotics once) on the Symposium facebook page. I thought that it may have been useful to extend those postings here for those not subscribed to the Symposium facebook page.
Some of the posts listed here have supplementary material included that would have been inappropriate within the space restrictions of the facebook page; some also have postscript comments.
I also include two paper proposals that were rejected by the reviewing panel, one without comment, one with a significant comment.
A brief social history of agricultural workers: five centuries, from fiction to shocking reality in five easy pieces (rejected Symposium paper proposal)
A landscape of the Mediterranean Diet (rejected Symposium paper proposal)
Death and the Mediterranean Diet: Les Bergers d'Arcadie ("The Arcadian Shepherds"), Nicolas Poussin, 1637-1638 (posted 22nd September 2016, since deleted)
"A Culinary History of the Great Depression" and The Dustbowl: Florence Owens Thompson, Dorothea Lange, March 1936 (posted 29th September, since deleted)
Pastoralism and Propaganda: "your BRITAIN - fight for it now", Frank Newbould, 1942 (posted 9th October 2016)
food & landscape as allegory: The Hireling Shepherd, William Holman Hunt, 1851 (posted 25th October 2016)
scraping a living: Des Glaneuses ("Gleaners"), Jean-François Millet, 1857 (posted 30th October 2016)
田んぼアート - tanbo art (paddy field art) (posted 4th November 2016)
Martinmas - The wine of St Martin's Day: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, c1566-1567 (posted 11th November 2016)
food & landscape beyond the Solar System: NASA Voyager missions, 1976- (posted 19th November 2016; deleted on 20th November)
Turkeys: A Corner of the Farmyard, Peter Henry Emerson. 1895 (posted 24th November 2016)
harvesting by moonlight: The Harvest Moon, Samuel Palmer c1855 (posted 31st November 2016)
al fresco eating and a sense of place: Hanging Rock, Bruce Hedge/Friends of Hanging Rock (posted 11th December 2016)
De val van Icarus (The Fall of Icarus), Pieter Brueghel the Elder(?), De val van Icarus (aka “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”), c1558 (posted 31st December 2016)
the sea throws up vraic, the land potatoes: collecting vraic from St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey, 1938; (posted 7th January 2017)
Terra di Pozzuoli e verde veronese; Vittorio Farfa, 1932: a Futurist 'formula' for candied citron and fried sliced cuttlefish (not posted lest its recipe content be construed as contradicting my OSFC admin notice asking people not to post recipes)
Mediaeval open-field system: a ridge and furrow field system near Brunton, Northumberland, January 2014, Russel Wills (posted 24th January 2017)
when nearly all shuts down for winter on a mediaeval French smallholding: February, Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Paul Limbourg(?) 1412-1416 (posted 1st February 2017)
pastoral propaganda: Women's Land Army 1915-1918, Horace Nicholls, "A female fruit picker resting from picking cherries" (1917?) (posted 14th February 2017)
food and mythology as propaganda: a Kansas cornucopia: Thomas Hart Benton's 1947 mural, Achelous and Hercules (posted 28th February 2017)