Knowledge for better food systems

Call for abstracts: Global food systems in local contexts – understanding contemporary food systems through time

16 Nov 2020

The call for abstracts is open for papers and workshops for the “Global food systems in local contexts” virtual symposium. This event will be held on 16 to 19 February 2021 by the University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health with the University of the West Indies’ Caribbean Institute for Health Research.

The event will bring together researchers from across disciplinary, social and cultural contexts to discuss the importance of temporal perspectives and historical approaches in meeting the contemporary challenge of making food systems healthy and equitable.

Suggested panel themes are:

  1. Transdisciplinary Research and Historical Contexts of Contemporary Food Systems 
  2. Localised Food Knowledge Systems  
  3. Applied Research: Informing Policy and Practice  
  4. Colonial Histories and Present Moments  

Read more here and submit abstracts here. The deadline is 16 November 2020. For any other questions, please email Dr Olivia Barnett-Naghshineh at or Dr Conny Guell at