Friday, May 22, 2015

Conference: “The Political Economy of Food”

The Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School is hosting a one-day conference on June 12, 2015: "The Political Economy of Food: Grown Locally and Consumed Globally." According to the website,
The conference will bring together scholars interested in the history of the food and agriculture industries. It is intended to help develop a new and innovative perspective on the role of food in the history of global capitalism. Central discussions will revolve around the impact of increasingly international markets for agricultural products on local practices of production and consumption, and vice versa. Speakers will present their recent research and comment on how their work fits into this evolving historiography.
The program has been posted on the conference website. Seating is limited; those interested in attending should contact Casey Lurtz: clurtz@hbs.edu.