Food Movements / Moving Food
This fifth edition of the biennial Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference is entitled “Food Movements / Moving Food”. The conference will be held June 11th-14th, 2020, at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the charming Umbrian city of Perugia and to the Umbra Institute! To learn more explore this site or email us at [email protected]. The call for papers is below and here in pdf format.
Call for Papers
Food Movements / Moving Food
Food & Sustainability Conference Perugia
The Center for Food & Sustainability Studies at The Umbra Institute
Perugia, Italy—June 11-14, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Cristina Grasseni, Universiteit Leiden
Call for Papers
People, food and agricultural products are in constant movement, affecting landscapes, material practices, and cultural representations. This conference aims to address what happens when people and food products move through regional, national, and international networks. What are the effects of these movements on local, regional, national, and international communities and cultures? What additional actions and reactions do they precipitate?
In posing these questions, the conference seeks to understand continuities/discontinuities in current and past long-distance food exchanges, the relationships between “authentic” and diasporic foodways, the forced movement of agricultural workers and their crops in the face of global climate change, and the impact of economic and social disparities on current and future food movements.
The conference will explore how food practices and representations can be better understood when viewed through the lens of movement, including consideration of those who promote it and those who resist it. It will look at contemporary and historical issues surrounding food, people and movement (or lack thereof), including but not limited to the following topics:
- Food tourism
- Food and migration
- Social movements
- Climate change and food movements
- Populism and Gastronationalism
- Food and Emotions: being “moved” by food
- Mapping Food: Stasis and Movement
- Archival Silences
- Socio-economic drivers of movement (e.g. gentrification)
We welcome papers and panels that focus on different historical and geographical settings. We are also interested in papers on teaching food, best practices in pedagogy, and integrating experiential learning and community-engaged projects into food studies courses.
We are soliciting individual papers, full panels, and roundtables. If you’re a junior scholar and need help with your abstract, contact the conference organizers at [email protected].
For individual papers please submit the following through the form below:
- an abstract, with title, in English of no more than 250 words that summarizes the focus and content of the paper;
- three to five keywords;
- contact information and a brief academic bio of no more than 100 words.
For panel presentations (3-4 papers) please submit the following through the form below:
- an abstract, with title, in English of no more than 250 words that summarizes the overall focus of the panel;
- an abstract, with title, in English of no more than 250 words that summarizes the focus and content of each paper;
- three to five keywords for the panel;
- contact information and brief academic bios of no more than 100 words for all panel participants.
Notifications of acceptance status will be made by January 20, 2020.
For more information on fees and registration, please see the conference’s website: https://www.umbra.org/perugia-food-conference/
HOST AND SPONSOR
THE UMBRA INSTITUTE
Umbra was founded in 1999 in cooperation with Arcadia University and offers semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs for American and local Italian and international college students. Umbra is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Italy, a member of AACUPI (the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy), and accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. The Umbra Institute an approved provider of credit-bearing (tirocinio) courses for the University of Perugia (Università degli Studi di Perugia) and the University for Foreigners (Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia).
Since its inception, Umbra Institute has grown steadily and developed a well-respected reputation as a provider of consistently high-quality academic programs, becoming an innovative leader in experiential academic programs in Italy. To learn more visit our main website at www.umbra.org or contact the Institute at [email protected]
Program and Information
Registration will open after acceptances are sent in January 2020. Conference fees are €95 for professors and €65 euros for graduate students and independent scholars.
Optional Conference Events:
– Gala Dinner (price TBA)
– Informal Pizza Night (price TBA)
– Sunday informal event (price TBA)