Call For Papers: Australian Food, Society and Culture Network Symposium

The 5th Annual Symposium of the Australian Food, Society and Culture Network, taking place in November, is currently accepting abstract submissions.

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‘Data, Diets, Digitalism: Emergent Food Research Methodologies’, the 5th annual symposium hosted by the Australian Food, Society and Culture Network will be held at The University of Sydney on November 15 2019.

The aim of the one-day symposium is to present and discuss research on emergent research methodologies in the study of food, nutrition, and diet. Researchers will explore the ways in which new methodologies to examine food and food cultures have expanded, both with technologies of the digital age that reconfigure systems of food production and production, as well as new sensory (tactile/haptic, visual, olfactory, acoustic), representational, cultural and social practices that shape the food citizen. Methods that follow food sourcing, production and consumption or mapping foodscapes that are changing and evolving creating social and cultural shifts will also be part of this methodology workshop. In addition to presentation and discussion of research, the event will include an interactive workshop to critically examine the barriers to translation of research in this area of scholarship into policy and practice.

Abstracts of 300 words may be submitted before 15 August 2019. For more information, submissions and registration details please see the event page. A program of the event will be available in early September.