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Centre for Science Studies:The Social & Material Practices of Agriculture, Farming & Food Production

Date: 5 June 2007

Centre for Science Studies Workshop:

The Social and Material Practices of Agriculture, Farming and Food Production


We are pleased to announce a workshop on Agriculture, Farming and Food production to be held on 5th-6th June, 2007.

Full details will be announced shortly. Please bookmark this page!

The Topic

The workshop will

·explore the social and material practices of farming, agricultural production and food

·present recent empirical and theoretical studies on farming and food production; and

·reflect on what an STS-influenced study of this politically and economically charged area might look like;

The number of presentations and delegates will be limited in order to encourage discussion and debate. There will be a poster session for delegates who would like to present their work.

Plenary Speakers

Plenary speakers will include: John Law (Lancaster); Marianne Lien (Oslo), Sarah Whatmore (Oxford).


Date: 5th-6th June, 2007;

Location: Lancaster University Conference Centre. Meeting Room 1

Cost: Conference fee: £160; Student £100 (includes coffee and lunch); (in cases of hardship please contact John Law)

Accommodation: En suite accommodation will be available in County South and Bowland Hall; (£25.85 per night; breakfast £5; dinner £15);

Booking: Further details and booking forms will be made available on the web, and circulated shortly.

Web site: Further details will also be available on our web site (seelink below)

Academic Organisers: Vicky Singleton ( and John Law (

Practical Arrangements: Ruth Love (

Event website:


Who can attend:


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Sociology


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