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IFSTAL Digest 25/01/2017

IFSTAL Digest 25/01/2017

by Rebecca White -
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Dear IFSTAL Community, 

We hope you have been enjoying Term 2 so far! IFSTAL HQ has been busy and there's lots happening. Here is a round up of what's going on.  

NEW IFSTAL Units 3 & 4 Launched TODAY! 

Unit 3 explores Methods for Analysing Food Systems, while the 4th Unit explores systemic change in the food system. Both can be found under the 'Courses' tile on the Portal - here. The face to face workshops corresponding with these take place on Thursday 9th February (except at Oxford where we'll be holding the workshop for Unit 3 on Tuesday the 7th February) and Thursday 23rd February. See details here for your local institution.  

IFSTAL Symposium: Technology – A Silver Bullet for the Food System? 

Registration for the IFSTAL Symposium on 28th January has now closed! If you registered a place but cannot attend, please let us know asap as each place costs us money and there are people on a waiting list.  

IFSTAL public lecture....

is now available here - LINK .  It is also available via our website - here.

Dissertation ideas: 

See here for some organisations you could approach as well as research questions of interest to DEFRA and the Eden Project.  

IFSTAL have a vacancy!  

We have a part time position available as Education Coordinator at City, University of London. Are you, or someone you know, a dynamic individual with a commitment to, and enthusiasm for engaging with and teaching graduate students? Please find out more here  (closing date 29th January).  


OTHER 

Internship Programmes currently open (see workplace forum for more detail) 

Funding: 

  • Tropical Agriculture Association Award Fund (TAAF) - Up to £1000 award offers to MSc students in subjects related to food production and natural resource development at selected UK universities. A Call for Applications and an Application Form can be downloaded from their website www.taa.org.uk (click TAAF on the home page).  

Contributions call 

Call for sessions/papers:  

  • Oxford Food Forum (to take place on April 29th 2017) ‘Beyond the Silo: Understanding and Building Linkages across the Food System’.  For submissions and questions, please contact Abigail Bok at abigail.bok@keble.ox.ac.uk . The first deadline for proposals is January 30, 2017. Depending on the number of initial submissions, there may be an opportunity to submit in a later round with a provisional deadline of February 10, 2017. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

  • Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food: MAKING SENSE OF TASTE. Deadline: 5th March 2017.  

  • Call for papers for Panel: Achieving Integrated Food Policy: Slim Pickings or Feast of Possibilities? Interpretive Policy Analysis, 12th International Conference - 5-7th July 2017, Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Deadline: 17th February 2017. See here for more details

Events:

Postgraduate forum on organic farming  - The postgraduate forum is part of the Organic Producers’ Conference in Birmingham 1-2 Feb 2017 . This will be a fringe workshop at 17.45 to 18.45 on Wednesday Feb 1st. Students will need to book tickets for the Conference, some bursaries are available.