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Food Cultures

The Food Cultures research theme supports colleagues whose research interests concern the cultural dimensions of food in pursuing collaborative, innovative scholarship.

We are particularly committed to supporting activities that expand the notion of what can constitute arts-based research into all aspects of food and food systems.

The Food Cultures theme offers three funding strands:


Academy focused

This strand provides support of up to £2,000 for events that allow colleagues whose research interests concern the cultural dimensions of food to come together and work collaboratively with other academics.

It supports events including, but not limited to, conferences, workshops and visiting speakers


Practice focused

This strand provides support of up to £3,000 for colleagues whose research interests concern the cultural dimensions of food to work collaboratively with people outside the academy.

It supports activities and outputs including, but not limited to, podcasts, arts-based workshops, exhibitions and performances.


Petty cash

This strand supports heterodox requests for up to £800 for outward-facing food culture-based activities.


The application process consists of a 500-word statement describing the project, together with a CV of the PI, and a detailed budget justifying the expense. Please send your application to Claire Barratt C.Barratt@warwick.ac.uk. There is a rolling deadline, but all monies must be spent by 31 July 2020.

For further information contact Rebecca Earle r.earle@warwick.ac.uk or Susan Haedicke s.haedicke@warwick.ac.uk.


Food and Drink History Reading Group

This reading group is organised and run by postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the History Department at Warwick. One session is held each month during term time. Each session is lead by a different member of the group, discussing important texts about the history of food. We welcome students and scholars from different disciplines to join in our discussions.