New Food Frontiers Symposium

Date: 23rd May 2014

Time: Academic presentations 2pm – 5pm, Tasting Workshop 5:30pm - 7pm

Location: The Tanner Room, Linacre College South Parks Road, OX1 3JA

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Food and foodways find themselves both under threat from climatic, environmental, and demographic shifts and at the same time more syncretic, dynamic, and cosmopolitan than ever.

In this symposium, we wish to bring new perspectives on food from geography and anthropology into conversation to better understand the construction, performance and imagining of boundaries between food cultures, and the practices through which they are transgressed.

Whether spatial or temporal, social or biological, the frontiers of food production and consumption have stimulated critical thought and represent lines of tension and reflection within the ongoing transformations of globalisation.

Bringing together empirical work from students and researchers in Oxford we hope to explore and interrogate how food might become ‘the epicentre of the reformation of our relationship to economies, cultures, ethics, politics and ecologies.’  Goodman and Sage (2014:6).

Sponsored by Technological Natures Research Cluster, School of Geography and the Environment and Linacre College