FoodAnthropology recently posted the call for papers for the 2016 ASFS/AFHVS/CAFS conference, which SAFN is also sponsoring and which, if you are looking for an excellent reason to visit Toronto, you should attend.
But there is more!
ASFS (that is the Association for the Study of Food and Society) has a number of prizes and awards that you or your students might want to try and win. We recently wrote here about the ASFS Student Paper Awards. There are two, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. These come with cash, ASFS membership and conference fees, a banquet ticket, and a chance to present at the conference. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016, which is sooner than you think.
We also recently received notification of the ASFS Award for Food Studies Pedagogy. This awards a teacher of “food studies in any discipline who presents a course that uses innovative and successful pedagogical techniques to reach students.” If you teach any kind of food-related course, you might want to apply for this — there is a cash award, and of course fame and glory involved. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Follow the link for details.
ASFS has a book award for an outstanding book published about food in the last two years. Books that are submitted “should employ exemplary research methods, offer novel theoretical insights and constitute a significant contribution to the study of food from a scholarly perspective.” Got a book like that or know someone with one? The deadline is February 1, 2016. Again, follow the link for details about what to submit and where to submit it.
Finally, there is the Belasco Prize for Scholarly Excellence, which is for a peer-reviewed article that “exhibits superior research, a unique perspective and methodological approach as well as novel insights for the study of food.” This can be a journal article or a book chapter and has to have been published in the last two years. February 1, 2016 is the deadline and the link will provide you with more details about submissions.
Past award winners for all of these are available here. There are several anthropologists among them, including some SAFN members. It would be great to see more SAFN winners. Why not you?