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Fall 2021

Food Studies program

September


Friday 9/17, 12-1pm (Solitude Lawn): Lunch Social

In-person outdoor social with a light lunch (bagels+spreads, cookies, and cold drinks) from Future Economy Collective's Southpaw Cafe. We'll hear from the collective about their mutual aid and food security work in the New River Valley. Solitude Lawn and Porch (just east of the Duck Pond). RSVP here. We can't wait to see you in person!  

October

10/8, 12-1:30pm EST (Zoom): Food Studies Panel #1

Food Studies Program Directors Panel #1: Alice Julier (Chatham) & Dan Bender (University of Toronto). As part of our NEH Humanities Connection grant, we'll be learning from experienced food studies program directors about how they built their programs. All are welcome! Register here in advance.

10/22, 1:00-2:30pm EST (Zoom): Food Studies Panel #2

Food Studies Program Directors Panel #2: Megan Elias (Boston University) and Matthew Hoffman (University of Southern Maine). As part of our NEH Humanities Connection grant, we'll be learning from experienced food studies program directors about how they built their programs. All are welcome! Register here in advance.

November

11/12, 12-1pm EST (Zoom): Acquired Tastes and Public Audiences

Panel discussion on new collection of food history essays, Acquired Tastes: Stories about the Origins of Modern Food and discussion with authors and writing coach Helen Betya Rubinstein about writing for public audiences. Register here in advance.

December

12/3, 12-1pm EST (Zoom): Celebrating the Food Timeline

Join for a panel discussion featuring Assistant Director of Special Collections and University Archives Kira Dietz, our first Food Studies program intern, journalists and scholars who have used the Food Timeline, and others, to celebrate Virginia Tech's acquisition of this leading food history website and digital archive and learn more about its future. Register here in advance.

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