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Food Conference

Winthrop University's 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference

February 21-23, 2019

Withers Building
611 Myrtle Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Sponsored by Winthrop University and the North Carolina/South Carolina Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Consortium

The conference focuses on the growth, consumption, environmental impacts, art, politics, marketing, history, and economics of food worldwide. It is open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, activists, and community professionals.

Call for Papers

Conference Program: Coming in January

Registration: Conference registration will increase by $5.00 starting February 14th

Abstract Submission: Closed as of 12/15/18

Conference Events

Food Expo: Coming in January


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Hotel Information

Conference Service Project  Please bring donations of canned goods that will be donated to local food pantries.

Keynote Speaker: John T. Edge, author of The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South (Penguin Press, 2017), Director of The Southern Foodways Alliance, and host of SEC Network’s True South


“Yazoo Soul Food and Mexican Po-Boys: Pasts and Futures of Southern Foodways”

Chow Club Atlanta: On Friday night, Chow Club Atlanta (a monthly underground supper club that features immigrant chefs from around the world), will be hosting a special Ethiopian dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Food Conference 2019


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Conference Logo designed by Wesley Fry, a Visual Communication Design major at Winthrop University.

Information to previous Interdisciplinary Conferences:
Water In the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability


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