The International Conference on Food Futures will take place August 31 - September 4, 2022.

ASU Environmental Humanities Initiative is partner in Global Humanities Institute grant

CHCI Global Humanities Institute (GHI): Climate Justice, Problems of Scale, and the Future of Food

The North American Observatory, African Observatory, and Australian Pacific Observatory are collaborating in an international project and grant awarded by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) to the Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and five partner universities.  

UT Austin will lead the University of Pretoria/African Observatory, the University of Sydney/Australian Pacific Observatory, Arizona State University/North American Observatory, American University of Beirut and Carnegie Mellon University as they come together to organize a Global Humanities Institute (GHI) in the summer of 2022. The project will be funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and focus on the theme “Climate Justice and Problems of Scale.” 

Extended collaborations associate with this partnership will bring the North American Observatory together with the African Observatory to focus on the climate, scale, and the future of food. The GHI will advance the work of humanities faculty at University of Pretoria and ASU who are researching ways to increase food sovereignty and ensure climate justice in two distinct regions in the global south and global north, respectively. This collaboration will focus on equitable access to healthy foods and water and the emerging work in indigenous communities in both South Africa and Arizona who are meeting the challenges presented by a warming climate and increasing social and nutritional inequities.

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