Colloquium on the Americas: Food & Foodways in the Americas

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Dr. Christina Riley Brown/Mercyhurst College

For the 4th biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas, we are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/relate to food and foodways.

This colloquium is an open, interdisciplinary conversation about the economic, political, cultural, demographic, religious, and philosophical aspects of food production, procurement, preparation, consumption and culture, as well as how food is represented in the literary and visual arts. Topics could include (but are not limited to) discussions of heritage foods, Agribusiness, the safety of foods, GMOs, food as artistic inspiration, the hospitality industry, sustainable food communities, and hunger in the Americas.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words with a cover letter including your name, academic affiliation and the proposal's title by January 9, 2012.