Food Futures in the Anthropocene Place-based, Just, Convivial

23/02/2020 Fred Gale


Food Studies Conference 2020 hosted by UTAS’s Sustainable Food Systems Community of Practice will take place in the City of Launceston, Tasmania, on 7-10 November 2020. The theme for this year will be "Food Futures in the Anthropocene: Place-Based, Just, Convivial". The Conference will feature two days of thought-provoking keynotes and presentations by Australian and International Food Studies Scholars preceded by optional foodie field trips (Saturday 7 November - Field study trips that provide an exciting opportunity to discover Launceston’s Foodie scene e.g. Farmers Markets, Organic Farms, Vegan Restaurants, Brew Pubs, Wineries) and a Postgraduate Workshop (Sunday 8 November - Catch up with other foodies, explain your research, get advice from our panel of experts). Food Futures in the Anthropocene invites contributions that critically reflect on the nature of food systems that are socially, economically, politically, culturally and technically attuned to place, foster food security and justice, and serve to unite rather than divide communities through convivial food experiences. 

University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia opens the CALL FOR PANELS, PAPERS and WORKSHOP Proposals. 


Deadline for Submission of Paper Abstracts and Panel and Workshop Proposals: 1 May 2020.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Joshna Maharaj, Toronto (Chef, TEDx Speaker & Author of Take Back the Tray);
- Prof. Sharon Friel, ANU, Canberra (Editor of Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems);
- Dr. S. Margot Finn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Author of Discriminating Taste);
- Dr. Marvin Montefrio, Yale-NUS College, Singapore (Author of ‘Cosmopolitan translations of food and the case of alternative eating in the Philippines’).


The Conference will officially open on Sunday evening, 8 November 2020 (after 5 pm), with a keynote address followed by a reception.

The full conference program will be released in mid-2020. 


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