Ulster University has an upcoming symposium entitled Food Poverty across Ireland: Past, Current and Future Perspectives.
The symposium will be hosted by the School of Medicine, School of History and School of Sport on 5 May 2023 at MU201, Magee Campus, Ulster University.
Food Poverty across Ireland will address the current post-COVID context of food poverty, soaring grocery bills and rising reliance on charitable and state assistance, while also investigating the historically-rooted nature of food problems in Ireland, a country which has historically suffered worse nutrition and dietary health levels than other western countries.
This symposium will engage with the theme through the lens of humanities, history, culture, social justice and sociology. By interweaving these into clinical- and science-based approaches, broader perspectives will be developed to help better understand and form responses to policies and problems, consider rights-based approaches to food, while also promoting empathetic attitudes towards how families budget, make food choices and prioritise overlapping issues such as health, cost and survival. The location will increase potential to engage medics so that they gain a historical/cultural awareness of food poverty.
To take part please submit a 200 word abstract and brief CV by 30 March 2023 to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org