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Agri-Food XXVI Registration still open

Agri-Food XXVI registration remains open even if you have missed the Early Bird discount. To register, visit the Eventbrite booking page.

The program is shaping up well and not to be missed!

Agri-Food XXVI: Early bird registration closing soon!

Early bird registration for Agri-Food XXVI is closing soon!

Here are two reasons to attend this year’s conference…

Want to know more about mahinga kai issues?
Join Mananui Ramsden on the field trip for a discussion. Here is his inspiring TEDxChristchurch presentation.

Be a part of the vibrant new scene in Christchurch at the Riverside Farmers Market
The market is part of the urban field trip for the conference.

Last call for Abstracts: Agri-Food XXVI

The programme is starting to take shape and conference organisers are keen for the Scientific Programme Committee to begin the organising the sessions.

If you intend to submit an abstract, please notify organisers of your interest by providing your proposed title, author(s) and preferred session theme (if any) by Wednesday, 11 September.

Abstracts will continue to be accepted till Saturday, 21 September 2019.

All equiries and submissions should be directed to agrifood2019@canterbury.ac.nz

Extension for Abstracts: AGRI-FOOD XXVI

CALL FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: DUE 6 SEPTEMBER 2019
Conference organisers encourage the submission of abstracts for presentations that explore the imminent horizon of agri-food theory. How is our work being re-territorialised? How are relational economies addressing the continued transformation of global capital and financial networks? Or you may be grappling with the non-human… We welcome all submissions that provide insight to the continued work of the AFRN in helping to situate our growing understandings of agri-food systems.

Abstracts up of to 200 words are invited for papers or posters that fit within the special sessions listed here, or with the broader theme of Re-Territorialisation Unleashed. Please include paper title, presenter name/s and affiliation, as well as preferred session if applicable. Abstracts not aligned with one of the sessions will be combined within general sessions.

Sessions
1. Assemblages and Ontologies in Agri-food Worlds
2. Postcolonial Engagements in Agri-food Worlds
3. Protein politics: discourses, processes, and effects of the pursuit of new and improved proteins
4. Indigenizing Agri-food Networks
5. The Circular Economy and Agri-food
6. Managing Challenges to Agri-Food Sustainability: A Shared Responsibility Approach

Workshops
1. Dirt Underfoot or the Wealth of Emergent Bioeconomies? ‘Regen Ag’ as the antidote to Anthropocene Crises
2. Managing Challenges to Agri-Food Sustainability: A Shared Responsibility Approach

Please indicate interest in workshops to agrifood2019@canterbury.ac.nz

Email abstracts, expressions of interest in workshops, and queries to agrifood2019@canterbury.ac.nz

PAPER ACCEPTANCE NOTIFIED            mid Sept

Call for Abstracts: Agri-Food XXVI

Due 30th August, conference organisers wish to encourage the submission of abstracts for presentations that explore the imminent horizon of agri-food theory. How is our work being re-territorialised? How are relational economies addressing the continued transformation of global capital and financial networks? Or you may be grappling with non-human. We welcome all submissions that provide insight to the continued work of the AFRN in helping to situate our growing understandings of agrifood systems.

Keynote addresses on food packaging by Professor Emerita Anne Murcott (SOAS) and on indigenous foodways by Dr John Reid (Ngai Tahu Research Centre) contribute to this focus.

The conference theme draws on the concept of territorialisation as introduced by Deleuze and Guattari (1980) in A Thousand Plateaus. Their conceptualisation recognised both physical (in terms of spatial boundaries) and conceptual (in terms of ontological and epistemological framings) aspects ton territorialisation. In both cases, the concept provides the means to interpret and articulate the emergent and never wholly permanent nature of the certainty and reliability that territorialising achieves. For example, production viewed (territorialised) as a ‘chain’ provides a valuable insight to agri-food worlds focusing on the social relations between specific actors. Efforts to analyse and explain power remain a consistent feature of social theories related to territory; how is power manifest in social interactions, who or what has the capacity to employ it?

Abstracts up of to 200 words are invited for papers or posters that fit within the special sessions listed here, or with the broader theme of Re-Territorialisation UnleashedPlease include paper title, presenter name/s and affiliation, as well as preferred session if applicable. Please send your abstracts via email and conference organisers will confirm that your abstract has been received. Acceptances will be advised in early September.

When submitting and abstract, please indicate a preference from the SESSIONS below.
Abstracts not aligned with one of the sessions will be combined within general sessions.

1. Assemblages and Ontologies in Agri-food Worlds
2. Postcolonial Engagements in Agri-food Worlds
3. “Protein politics: discourses, processes, and effects of the pursuit of new and
improved proteins”
4. Indigenizing Agri-food Networks
5. The Circular Economy and Agri-food

Click here for more information about the conference programme or session details.

EOI: Imagining rural and rural sociology futures in times of uncertainty and possibility: Progressing a transformative research agenda

Kiah Smith of The University of Queensland is in the process of putting together an EOI for a journal special issue on ‘Imagining rural and rural sociology futures in times of uncertainty and possibility: Progressing a transformative research agenda’. 

There are currently have a couple of gaps in papers around some critical themes for inclusion. If anyone in the Network is doing rural sociological research (in Australia, New Zealand, or internationally) specifically on (1) racism or (2) climate-extinction rebellion, Kiah welcomes you to contact her.