Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Thrift from Antiquity to the Present

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September 2019 University of Cambridge

Call for Papers is now open until 31 May 2019


This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and professionals from the interdisciplinary field of food studies and food sustainability research to reflect on past and present attitudes towards food preservation and waste. The title reflects an ongoing historiographical effort to better understand consuming behaviours through time. The programme is also designed to open up a dialogue between scholars of the past and policy makers. Using both past and present as critical lenses, this event will serve as a platform for the discussion of more sustainable food practice in the present and future.

Keynote Speakers

Dept of Science & Technology Studies, University College London Folger Institute, Washington

This conference is generously funded by Cambridge AHRC DTP. Organised by: Eleanor Barnett, Katrina Moseley, Philippa Carter, Lucy Havard, and Kylie Chiu Yee Lui


The Conference will take place at the Faculty of English, on the Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge

Delegates will be offered discounted accommodation at Christ’s College, Cambridge (more details TBC).