Call for Abstracts: Study of Food, Society, Agriculture and Human Values

Posted by on December 15, 2006

Announcing the Joint 2007 Annual Meetings of the

and the

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of both organizations

Wednesday, May 30 ? Sunday to June 3, 2007
The University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
Proposals due January 31, 2007

In recognition of the 20th anniversaries of the societies? founding, the theme of the 2007 joint meeting is Changing Ecologies of Food and Agriculture: Building on 20 years of scholarship. The dialectic between eco-social diversity and economic efficiencies directly or indirectly informs many issues of focus for both societies and is at the heart of the struggle for ?sustainability.? This email contains an abbreviated call for papers and sessions. For the complete call for papers, plus more about AFHVS or ASFS, visit:


The 2007 joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) will bring together in Victoria, British Columbia, two multidisciplinary professional and scholarly societies for the purpose of discussing contemporary research and issues about food and agriculture. The theme for the conference is Diversity vs. Efficiency: A fork in the road of agro-culinary evolution.

Papers, panels, and events are sought on any topic related to agriculture, food, and society, including but not limited to the following:

? 20 years of changing understanding of agro-food systems
? agriculture in the middle
? foodways & cultural contexts of food, food preparation, and eating;
? the origins & social implications of agricultural & food technologies & practices;
? global, regional, & local food systems as they relate to urban/rural development;
? agro-food systems as contexts of food production, distribution, and consumption;
? research practices & issues in agriculture, food, fiber, and nutrition;
? politics & policies pertaining to agriculture, food, fiber, and nutrition
? the genesis & roles of scientific & indigenous knowledges in food systems; socio-technical issues & controversies in agriculture & food (e.g., industrialization of livestock production, GMOs/biotechnology, organic food standards);
? food issues (e.g., access, security, safety, equity, & ethics);
? food- & agriculture-related activism & social movements;
? nutrition education & community nutrition;
? food & the media;
? ethical, epistemological, & other philosophical analyses relating to these themes;
? pedagogical issues & strategies relating to any of the above.

Procedures for Submitting Abstracts for Papers, Panels, or Events

Please contact colleagues now to organize thought provoking panels and events!

January 31, 2007

Papers, panels, or events may be proposed.

Abstracts only. Electronic submission preferred.

All proposals must include, in this order: (1) type of submission (e.g., one paper, an organized panel of multiple presentations, or event); (2) title; (3) submitter?s name, organizational affiliation, and full mailing address; (4) submitter?s e-mail address; (5) submitter?s telephone number, (6) names and organizational affiliations of co-authors or co-organizers; and (7) abstract of 250 or fewer words that describes the proposed paper, panel, or event; (8) a list of up to six keywords to assist in coordinating papers and presentations. Proposals of panels should also include the name and affiliation of the presider (moderator) and a tentative roster of the panel members in addition to the 250 word abstract.

Submit proposals to Dr. Keith Douglass Warner ( Submit as MSWord file attachment if possible; however, submissions can be sent in the body of an e-mail message. Please place ?Victoria? in the subject line of the email. Please label the Word document file with the lead author last name, followed by a period, followed by the first word in the title (example: Warner.Agroecology).

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