Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Ninth International Conference on Food Studies.
Modern science-based epistemologies have influenced social consuming behaviors. They have also shaped social aesthetics, beliefs and cultures. Nevertheless, food knowledges are often connected to land, hand-made crafts, family, or nationally inherited culinary histories and authenticities. Thus, there is a constant tension between science and tradition: “scientism” against nature, embodied in food products, processes and systems.
Do we need to resist “scientification” as if it is “new?” Do science-based approaches make us vulnerable to emerging food scares? Are science-based foods symbols, like Frankenstein’s immoral creature, of our distance from the authenticity of food systems? Are science-based epistemologies inherently oppositional to the agenda of food sovereignty?
Or, are we always on a non-returnable path of “scientification?” If so, can “science” symbolize positive pathways of social transformations: supporting human welfare, futures of convenience, hygienic and healthy living, and environmental sustainability?
Do we need to consider a new way of thinking of food-sovereignty that is not oppositional to science-based epistemologies? Can “culinary science” be a conceptual vehicle to how the human avoids being enslaved by “science,” to further establish a science-governed sovereignty?
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representation. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.