Dr Carol Beardmore (De Montfort University) and Professor Steven King (Nottingham Trent)
This project, supported with EMC seedcorn funding, is a day workshop bringing together historians from across the East Midlands, landowners, and policymakers to explore the theme ‘Food Sustainability and Security: Past, Present, and Future’. The workshop also involves undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research students from across the EMC institutions. It offers students the opportunity to explore food sustainability and security with those who have expertise on the current issues and illustrates the role of history in debates about the present and the future. After the event, students will also conduct oral histories with participants. These interviews will be edited as podcasts reflecting on the role of history in shaping modern policy dilemmas like food sustainability and security. The project seeks to provide students with real world skills and experience and encourage further connections between students and staff across the EMC institutions.