Knowing Food: The Association for the Study of Food and Society & The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society Conference 2023

Knowing Food

The Food Studies programs at Boston University have been guided by the idea that you cannot know food unless you know food, by which we mean that our material interactions with food inform our intellectual engagement with food and vice versa. We can read about food cultures or policies, but we understand more deeply when we get into a garden and start planting, or into the kitchen and start cooking with people, or engage with community in food systems. Conversely, if we cook without knowing why certain foods are in our kitchens, or collaborate for change without understanding how food systems are organized, we only get half the picture. Without the full picture we cannot make meaningful change. The Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society invite interested scholars and practitioners to engage with the idea of knowing food. How do we know what we know and what do we do with that knowledge?

Conferences Dates

In Boston, Massachusetts, USA: May 31 – June 3, 2023

Online Conference: May 31, 2023