Interdisciplinary conference: Exploring Intersections: Decolonization, Diasporas and the African Food System



This hybrid conference is an initiative of the Food Bridge vzw in partnership with Diaspofood ULB, Africa Museum Tervuren, Interdisciplinary Historical Food Studies Research Group (FOST) VUB, The New Global Order (TNGO), Alefa Diaspora and others.

The conference seeks to unravel the historical, cultural, and socio-economic dynamics that shaped the current state of African food systems and its impact on the continent’s development. Furthermore, it will be considering the effects of colonization, the experiences of diasporic communities, and the potential for decolonization to reshape the African food systems.

We are interested in papers and presentations that will showcase the nuanced understanding of the multifaceted relationship between decolonization, diaspora, and the African food system. The aim is to contribute to the ongoing discourse on African food system transformation by examining through diasporic lenses the relevance of (de)colonization concepts on food systems .


Deadline submission call for papers: 1 April 2024.


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