Foodscapes - Access to Food, Excess of Food

RHN 42/2013 | Call

Organisers: Department of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz, Austria
22-25 September 2013, Seggau Castle, Austria
Deadline: 1 June 2013

First Foodscapes Conference: Access to Food - Excess of Food

We are delighted to announce the first Foodscapes conference organized by the Department of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz, with the support of the two “LEADER regions” Vulkanland and Almenland (Styria). The conference will take place from the 22nd to the 25th of September, 2013 in the Castle of Seggau, in Southern Styria, 40 km from Graz.

Confirmed Keynote speakers include: Julie Guthman and Melissa Caldwell (University of California, Santa Cruz); Mara Miele (Cardiff University); David Evans, (Manchester University); and Mike Goodman (King’s College, London).

Foodscapes focuses on “Access to Food – Excess of Food”, a theme that brings special attention to the contradictions inherent in contemporary practices of modern industrialized food production, circulation, and consumption.

We therefore invite you to send us papers and/or panel proposals on, but not limited to, the following broad topics:

  • Conventional and alternative food networks
  • Everyday practices of food provisioning, consumption and circulation
  • Food quality and quantity
  • Food waste
  • Food in education and the media
  • Food safety, policy and ethics
  • Regional development through production and marketing of food
  • Local and global food chains
  • Changing food geographies in recent history
  • Sustainability of food systems/regimes

Please send your abstracts (200-300 words) to by June 1st, 2013.

Conference organizers: Ulrich Ermann, Renate Renner, Annalisa Colombino (Department of Geography and Spatial Research, University of Graz).

An excursion to visit the South Styrian wine region is planned for the afternoon of September 22nd. Excursion cost to be determined.

A website for the Foodscapes conference to be launched soon with further detail and information.