Date and Location: 11–12 March 2016, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Conveners: Michelle Mart (Penn State University, Berks Campus), Daniel Philippon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Hanna Schösler (University of Bayreuth)
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum in Munich, invites paper proposals for a conference on eating and drinking in culture, history, and environment.
This workshop aims to explore the connections between culture, history, and environment from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. In particular, we wish to address the following questions:
• How have cultures modified their food traditions in response to changes in their local environmental conditions?
• How have food cultures, traditions, and imaginaries been shaped by a range of biosocial factors (not only race, class, gender, and religion, but also place, geography, and biology)?
• How have cultural concerns about local/organic/slow/fair/sustainable food driven, and been driven by, specific historical, ecological, and economic changes?
• How have cultural concerns about healthy food connected bodily health with environmental health?
Paper proposals of 1–2 pages should be sent by 15 July 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The call for papers can be found here.