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Call for Papers: FOOD IN ZONES OF CONFLICT, 32nd ICAF Conference 19-21 August 2011,

Call for Papers: FOOD IN ZONES OF CONFLICT, 32nd ICAF Conference 19-21 August 2011, The Hague, The Netherlands Location: Netherlands
Call for Papers Date: 2010-11-15
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01
Announcement H-NET ID: 178539

Call for Papers


32nd ICAF Conference, 19-21 August 2011, The Hague (Netherlands)

The International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (ICAF) and the Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC) at Leiden University invite proposals for papers exploring the theme of food, diet and food problems in places suffering conflicts in any geographic area of the world, regarding both the present day and the past. Possible topics might include (but should not be limited to) food security in conflict affected areas, food aid and special nutritional needs of people in refugee camps, long-term consequences of warfare on food and diet, food as a weapon of choice in war, as well as geographic, ethnic and religious factors involved in access to food in times of conflict.

We aim for this event to be truly cross-disciplinary and hope that the theme will attract social, cultural, biological and nutritional anthropologists, as well as archaeologists, historians, agriculturalists, sociologists, dieticians, geographers, representatives of aid agencies and others.

The conference will be hosted by Leiden University College The Hague (, and will be organised jointly by ICAF and MEARC. See the websites of ICAF ( and MEARC ( for more information about these organisations.

Location: Leiden University College The Hague (Netherlands)

- The conference will open on Friday, August 19 and sessions will continue until noon on Sunday, August 21.

- No registration fee for the conference will be required for paper presenters.

- The conference is open to the public, but please register in advance by sending an e-mail to with ‘Registration: Food in Zones of Conflict" in the subject line.

- Organizers will strive to provide meals and accommodation for paper presenters. However, depending on the funding, speakers might be asked for a contribution towards accommodation.

- The language of the conference will be English.

- Deadline: November 15, 2010

- Submit your abstract of 200-300 words in an email (no attachments) to

- Put ‘Abstract: Food in Zones of Conflict’ in the subject line

- Include a brief biographical statement (max. 150 words).

We will notify you by December 15, 2010 if your proposal was accepted

Esther Truijen
Modern East Asia Research Centre
Leiden University

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