About

The ASFS was founded in 1985, with the goals of promoting the interdisciplinary study of food and society. It has continued that mission by holding annual meetings; the first was in 1987 and since 1992, the meetings have been held jointly with the organization: Agriculture, Food & Human Values

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Working with Bloomsbury Publishing, the organization produces the quarterly journal, Food Culture & Society.

Call for ASFS Board Nominations

Call for nominations, March 11 – April 1, 2015

ASFS member vote, April 15 – 30, 2015

You can help the ASFS continue to advance its mission to promote the interdisciplinary study of food and society. With a number of new initiatives on the horizon, the ASFS needs and welcomes the enthusiastic participation of its members on the Board of Directors. There are five open seats, one of which must be a student representative. Board terms are for three years, with the expectation of committee work and attendance at the annual board meetings (held at the annual conference). You must be a current ASFS member and can self-nominate. Send 100 word bios to: lucymlong@gmail.com

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Bridging the Past,

Cultivating the Future

June 24-28, 2015

Join us for the Joint 2015 Annual Meetings & Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), & Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN), to be hosted by the Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA). Click here for the conference homepage.

ASFS Graduate Student/Early Career Listserv

The ASFS/AFHVS graduate student/early career professional group maintains a listserv. For those new to Food Studies and to the the ASFS, it is a great way to start to network: Please click here to access the listserv.