Take part in our 2016 symposium

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Cookery books. Image by Sunchild57, under a CC licence.

Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network Annual Symposium 2016, 16th June 2016 

The symposium is free to attend. Please put the date in your diaries and we’d also like to hear from you if you’d like to present this year:

Call for papers on this year’s theme: ‘Contemporary Food Issues’

The annual symposium has become the highlight of BSUFN year, showcasing the diversity of food-related research at Brighton and Sussex Universities as well as non-academic and community-based initiatives in East Sussex and beyond.

In recent years, food and related topics have received an increasing profile in the media, in policy debates, and in research and theoretical discourse. Food has become a pressing issue of our time, seen from political, economic, health, social, cultural and environmental perspectives: key to thinking on sustainability, environmental and climate change, and the food-water-energy nexus.

The 2016 annual symposium will reflect this agenda. Within the broad theme of ‘Contemporary Food Issues’ the format for contributions to the mind_mapsymposium is open. BSUFN invites the submission of abstracts for presentations, posters, panel sessions, discussions or interactive sessions according to the format you consider to be most appropriate for your topic.

Submissions are invited from researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, non-academic organisations, community groups, practitioners, policy-makers, and other interested parties or individuals. Submissions from any disciplinary background are welcomed.

If you’re not sure whether your project is relevant, or you’re not sure what format to present it in, we’d be happy to hear your ideas and advise.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words in length, along with a brief description of the research and subject area. Abstracts should provide contact details for you and others who are collaborating with the symposium presentation, as well as the format of the presentation or other contribution you’d like to make. Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to food.network@sussex.ac.uk by 17:00 on Friday the 29th of April 2016. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their submission no later than Friday the 6th of May 2016.

The BSUFN Symposium will be from 9:00 until 17:30 on the 16th of June 2016 and will be held at the University of Brighton Falmer campus. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration to attend the BSUFN Symposium is free of charge. You can register to attend by going to http://bsufn-contemporary-food-issues-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk

Details for the symposium will be made available online as they are updated. Please check the website for updates at www.bsufn.com/events/symposium-2016/

The Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network Annual Symposium 2016 is kindly supported by: SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) and the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, and COSTALS (Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies), University of Brighton.

 

 

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