Theme of the 2018 CAFS Conference
The Canadian prairies may appear to be all wheat and canola, but there is more
to Saskatchewan than meets the eye. Faced with forces of nature, the harsh
reality of living on the prairies created challenges that were overcome by those
who thrived here for thousands of years. The land and its rich biodiversity
provided all that was needed. Today, many peoples — Indigenous and nonIndigenous — share the land and contribute to diverse food cultures,
communities, food getting, and farming practices. Understanding our history and reflecting on the past can help us to move forward in addressing the painful
legacy of colonialism, in establishing a sustainable relationship to the land, and in preserving and enriching our intricate relationships between food and culture.
Food studies are diverse and growing diversities is what we do best. CAFS thrives on a range of differences – academic disciplines, cultures, narratives, policy, methods, diets – which keep CAFS members coming back together, to learn and explore new paths with old friends while embracing new paths and friends. We welcome a diverse array of submissions to expand our thinking and grow our minds.
Before submitting, please see the full Call for Papers available in both French and English. To submit, you must first login (if you have previously registered as a member on the site) or register for an account on the site.
Complete all the required fields, including keywords and presentation style you intend to use. This is a new submission process for us, so we appreciate your patience if you should face challenges, but we anticipate a smooth process, and greater efficiency for the conference committee.
Submissions will be open from November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
Should you have any issues, please contact cafsadmin @ foodstudies.ca .