Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Future of Food Across North-South Divides”

Do 11 Feb 2016

Der Workshop zu transregionalen Netzwerken und Bewegungen im Bereich Ernährung wird vom 1.-3. Dezember 2016 am Forum Transregionale Studien stattfinden. Deadline: 30. April 2016.








1-3 December 2016, at Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin.
You are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words by 30 April 2016 to sippel(at)uni-leipzig.de.

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While a vital part of our everyday lives, the future of food is insecure: agriculture and food are currently being shaped by the culmination of multiple crises related to new energy policies, financial turmoil, and climatic hazards. Prevailing food insecurity and the question how agriculture and food should be organised within society are at the very heart of food networks and movements, which have been emerging all over the world in recent years. While all aim at developing alternatives to the current food system, research on these networks and movements together with the existing interlinkages, particularly when it comes to North-South divides, rarely are brought together. This workshop aims at addressing these transregional interlinkages and emerging synergies between those actors and groups of people who are building alternative food relationships in different parts of the world.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers who will contribute both empirical and analytical insights from different world regions while stressing the transregional synergies and cross-continental inspirations. We thus look for innovative and empirically grounded as well as conceptual contributions. The workshop will further address a broader audience of government officials, representatives of civil society organisations, food practitioners, and activists. Funds will be available to support participants presenting invited talks.

The workshop is part of the strategic cooperation between the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland and is organised by Sarah Ruth Sippel (Universität Leipzig) together with Nicolette Larder (University of New England), Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Felipe Roa-Clavijo (University of Oxford). It will take place at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin from 1 to 3 December 2016. You are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words by 30 April 2016 to sippel(at)uni-leipzig.de.