Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Sixth International Conference on Food Studies.
The carbon footprint of our species has been increasingly recognized as a defining factor in the current geological age: the age of the anthropocene. This age and its ecosystemic traces are defined by a particular history, the “great acceleration” of human impact upon nature: modern industry, population growth, and increasing per capita consumption. This history has resulted in a number of human-induced changes to global temperatures, sea levels, CO2 levels in the atmosphere, to name just a few. The production, distribution, and consumption of food—at local and global scales— provide a critical insight into the human and natural dynamics of this age. They simultaneously reveal demands, strategies, and possibilities for change. What is the future of sustainable and equitable food systems in the age of the anthropocene? How do we balance the demands of ecosystems, producers, and consumers in an age marked by the effects of climate change? What are the particular demands for change produced by the age? What are the broader implications for thinking about the nature of this change, toward more sustainable and equitable food systems in particular, and communities in general?
The Sixth International Conference on Food Studies featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities, provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.