Virtual Humanities Conference

17–19 November 2021
Submission closing date: 15 September 2021

Hosted by Critical Food Studies together with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) 

This virtual conference seeks to draw innovative humanities and creative work together in lively conversation. Humanities-driven food studies are making steady inroads into food security studies domains that neglect human, cultural and anti-positivist perspectives. By creating a platform for critical food studies driven by humanities, the visual arts and performance, this conference opens up critical thinking and creative expression about the relations between food and the human both in and beyond South Africa.

Events will include panel discussions, dialogues, art exhibitions, demonstrations, pre-recorded performances. Note that both non-academic and academic presentations and genres are encouraged. One pivotal aim of the conference is to generate lively engagement among thinkers, artists, performers and food growers or makers.

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The conference invites proposals from individuals and groups for panel discussions, dialogues, art exhibitions, demonstrations, and pre-recorded performances to address the below-mentioned themes (check poster).

Link to the proposal submission form: