Social & Cultural

This theme covers social aspects of the food system, including consumer culture in relation to food, the history of food and the development of agriculture, interactions between food and other social issues, and the wider implications of food-related technologies.

Where? School of Geography and the Environment - South Parks Road, Oxford OX13QY

Who? This year's conference is organised by final year DPhil student Franziska Gaupp, Masters student Christopher Sisca, DPhil student Katherine French, and former masters student Alice Chautard. 

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The 2017 Oxford Food Forum seeks to showcase diverse understandings of the food system that break down traditional silos constraining connectivity between people, places, and problems within the food system.

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Date: Friday May 9th

Time: 19:30-21:00, followed from drinks and nibbles

Venue: Jesus College, Habakkuk Room

Speakers: Tristram Stuart and Dr Sean Rickard

Come to Jesus College to hear from Tristram Stuart and Dr Sean Rickard about the issues surrounding global food wastage.

This event, hosted by Food Justice, will feature a debate between these two professionals who have long been involved in the food industry.

Tristram, founder of the 'Feeding the 5000' campaign and author of numerous books including 'Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal', and Sean, ex-Chief Economist for the National Farmers' Union and founder of Sean Rickard Ltd, a consultancy that provides independent economic analysis of farming.

The event will run from 19:30-21:00 in the Habakkuk Room and will be followed from drinks and nibbles. We hope to see you all there!

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Date: 30 June 2014

Time: 09h00 – 17h30

Venue: TORCH Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

This innovative one-day inter-disciplinary conference brings together graduate students from across continents and disciplines. Dialogue between researchers and practitioners holds the promise of a unique environment, and innovative partnerships that communicate personal and professional responses to global water scarcity.

Ten students at Oxford and Cornell University in faculties of the arts, environmental sciences and engineering, have been paired and are currently developing material to present creative collaborative projects in response to the global water crisis.

Mediums of the fine arts, poetry, photography, music composition and performance, will be used to communicate key thematic areas of water scarcity in sectors such as agricultural food production, industry or local management and use. Students will draw from their experience working across the world in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and elsewhere .

Organizers hope this will be the beginning of future collaborative relationships across universities to address pertinent and urgent management responses needed in the 21st century. 

Free lunch will be on offer – so please RSVP to ThirstyWorld2014@gmail.com

The graduate conference exchange project supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Merton College, Cornell’s Institute for European Studies and the Brettschneider Fund (Cornell University). 

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The initial media reaction to our AHRC-funded research was scathing: we “caused a flap”. Yet our work on the 'Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions' and our GCRF 'Going Places' projects has demonstrated that chickens are fundamentally important, in differing ways, for diverse segments of society. This final free event integrates the results of all our research to reveal the economic, social and cultural impact of chickens through time and space. What do these results mean for the future of human-animal-environmental well-being?

Come find out!

 

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Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 24th October, from 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Dr Mary Brennan, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Newcastle University & University of Edinburgh

‘Food Lives- tales from behind the Kitchen Door’

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Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 5th December, from 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Dr Jeroen Warner, Associate Professor of Disaster Studies, Wageningen University

‘Security from floods, food and the aged: insights from the Netherlands and Japan’

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ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD):

Integrating perspectives on consumers’ perceptions of food safety, nutrition and waste.

 

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In this talk, Peter Singer will explore how the food choices we make have consequences for animals, for humans, and for the climate of our planet; and what we ought to be eating, and not eating, and why, followed by a lively Q&A session.

Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

Venue: The South Hall in the Oxford University Exams School, South Hall

Time: 11am

Date: Friday 3rd May

PLEASE NOTE, REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED - DINNER AND LECTURE ARE BOOKED OUT

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The History Department at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce a conference on the history of food and nutrition in Europe since about 1800. We welcome proposals from researchers from a range of academic disciplines who offer an historical perspective on the topic.

This conference is open to early career and established academics in any relevant discipline. The conference will be organised on workshop principles in one venue.  

For more information on the programme click here.

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