Sunday, October 28, 2012

UNM Lecture Series: Food and Culture Around the World

Food truck in Napa, CA Photo by Carlos Navarro
The International Studies Institute (College of Arts & Sciences) at the University of New Mexico will be hosting a very interesting lecture series this coming week, entitled Food &Culture around the Globe.  

The series, which features presentations on various aspects about food and culture, is free and open to the public. All the lectures will take place in Dane Smith Hall (DSH).

Here is the schedule: 

Monday, October 29, 12:00 pm (DSH 123)

Food and Everyday Life in the Postsocialist World,” Melissa Caldwell, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Multi-Campus Research Program on Studies of Food and the Body, University of California Santa Cruz

Tuesday, October 30, 5:00 pm (DSH 125)

Indian Ocean Cuisine?" On the Limits of National Cultures,” Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor of Food Studies and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, New York University

Wednesday, October 31, 12:00 pm (DSH 123)

Cannabis and/as Food: Excavating Food–Medicine–Drug Linkages in the Atlantic World,” Chris Duvall, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of New Mexico

Thursday, November 1, 5:00 pm (DSH 229)

Belize and the Globalization of Food in the 19th Century,” Richard Wilk, Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Program Director for Food Studies, Indiana University

Friday, November 2, 12:00 pm (DSH 125)

Food and Nationalism in Japanese Food Comics,” Lorie Brau, Associate Professor of Japanese and Program Director for Asian Studies, University of New Mexico

Lecture Series Co-Sponsors: Anthropology, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Latin American & Iberian Institute, National Security Studies Program.

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