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2015 Visiting Lecture Series

42nd ANNUAL VISITING LECTURE SERIES

“Food and Culture”

Current Trends in Anthropology

ANTH 550 SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGES)
Art & Architecture Rm 111; 9:30 – 11 am

Date Lecturer Topic
September 16 Dr. Raja Swamy, UT Department of Anthropology “Third World Food Security Issues: India and Peasant Suicides”
September 30 Dr. Katherine Dettwyler, Univ. of Delaware, Department of Anthropology “A Time to Wean”
October 5 Dr. Eleanora Reber, UNC-Wilmington, Department of Anthropology “From Cup to Lip:  Food, Culture, and Organic Pottery Residue Analysis”
October 14 Dr. Margaret Scarry, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Anthropology “Food Production, Consumption, and Identity at Azoria, an Archaic City on Crete”
October 21 Dr. Rayna Green, Smithsonian Institution “Food Cultures, Histories and Identities in the Native Southwest and South”
October 28 Dr. Bram Tucker, University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology “Economic and Cultural/Cognitive Perspectives on Risk in Food Production among Foragers, Farmers, and Fishermen of Southwestern Madagascar”
November 4 Dr. Laurie Reitsema, University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology TBA (bioarchaeology in Europe)
November 11 Dr. Caela O’Connell, North Carolina State University, Department of Soil Science “On Fungus and Bananas: Doing Ethnography of Food and Complex Ecosystems”
November 18 Dr. Karen Metheny, Boston University, Gastronomy Program “Cultural “Other” in Colonial New England: The Duality of Maize”
November 23 Dr. George Perry, Penn State University, Department of Anthropology “Parasites and Human Culture: Tapeworm Adaptations to Meat Cooking Behavior”

ANTH 357/450 SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGES)
Humanities Rm 71; 3:40-4:55 pm

Date Lecturer Topic
September 8 Dr. Erin Darby, UT Department of Religious Studies “Feasting, Fermentation, and Females: The Relationship between Food, Religion, and Gender in Ancient Israel”
September 10 Dr. Boyce Driskell, UT Department of Anthropology “Stone Tools: Making a Living the Ole Fashioned Way”
September 15 Dr. Raja Swamy, UT Department of Anthropology “Hunger in the Third World Countryside – Why are Producers Starving?”
September 17 Dr. Sarah Colby, UT Department of Public Health, Nutrition “Getting Fruved! Changing Environments, Changing Behaviors, Changing Lives”
September 22 Dr. Gerald Schroedl, UT Department of Anthropology TBA
September 24 Dr. Barbara Heath, UT Department of Anthropology “Provisioned, Raised and Gathered, Foods of Enslaved African Americans in the Chesapeake”
September 29 Dr. Katherine Dettwyler, Univ of Delaware, Department of Anthropology “Beauty and the Breast”
October 1 Dr. De Ann Pendry, UT Department of Anthropology TBA
October 6 Dr. Eleanorea Reber, UNC – Wilmington, Department of Anthropology “Stirring the Pot:  Food, Culture, and Organic Pottery Residue Analysis”
October 8 Dr. Walter Klippel, UT Department of Anthropology “Early Nineteenth Century African American Foodways at Poplar Forest, Virginia, and St. Kitts, West Indies”
October 13 Dr. Margaret Scarry, UNC – Chapel Hill, Department of Anthropology “Food Production, Consumption, and Identity at Azoria, an Archaic City on Crete”
October 20 Dr. Rayna Green, Smithsonian Institution “Mother Corn and the Dixie Pig:  Native Food in the Native South”
October 22 Dr. Tim Baumann, UT McClung Museum TBA
October 27 Dr. Bram Tucker, Univ. of Georgia, Department of Anthropology “Economic and Cultural/Cognitive Perspectives on Risk in Food Production among Foragers, Farmers, and Fishermen of Southwestern Madagascar”
October 29 Dr. Sally Horn, UT Department of Geography “Prehistoric Maize in Costa Rica:  Evidence from Lake Sediments and Food Residues”
November 3 Dr. Laurie Reitsema, University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology TBA
November 5 Dr. Stephen Collins-Elliott, UT Department of Classics “Supplying Rome: Wine and Olive Oil in the Ancient Mediterranean Economy”
November 10 Dr. Caela O’Connell,  NCSU, Department of Soil Science “Alternative Food: Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Sustainable?”
November 12 Dr. Tom Gill, UT Institute of Agriculture, International Programs “Feeding the World: The Importance of Culture”
November 17 Dr. Karen Metheny, Boston University, Gastronomy Program “Cultural “Other” in Colonial New England: The Duality of Maize”
November 24 Dr. George Perry, Penn State University, Department of Anthropology “Parasites and Human Culture: Tapeworm Adaptations to Meat Cooking Behavior”
December 1 Dr. Adam Willcox, UT Institute of Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries “Bushmeat in Africa: Food Safety and Security, Culture, and Conservation”

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