Deadline for abstract submission for the conference “Alternative Food Supply Networks in Central and Eastern Europe” has been extended until July 5th, 2017


The Baltic Studies Centre, in cooperation with the Latvian Academy of Culture, is organising the scientific and practical conference “Alternative Food Supply Networks in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards new grounds for interpretation and collaboration”. The conference will be held in Riga, Latvia, on 13-14 October 2017. The organisers invite researchers and practitioners to submit papers exploring the diversity of food practices in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). 

The conference aims to facilitate a systematic reflection of how alternative food networks in CEE countries are developed, practiced and theorised. The conference invites researchers from various disciplines (including but not limited to sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and humanities, geography, economics, creative industries and entrepreneurship, environmental studies) and practitioners (including local authorities, businesses and NGOs) engaged in alternative food initiatives to share insights on the evolving alternative food practices in CEE. As well as encouraging breadth in disciplinary approaches, the organisers of the conference are not rigidly prescriptive about the exact boundary of CEE.

We especially welcome contributions from, for example, Slavic, Balkan, Baltic, post-Soviet and eastern Mediterranean nations, as well as from prospective speakers in other countries who feel their perspectives are related to the themes of the conference.

To apply, please send your name, institutional affiliation, presentation title, keywords and an abstract of 200-300 words to the following e-mail address:

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