The Department of History at Carleton University is again offering the Shannon Lecture series this fall. For 2013 the theme is Grub and Grog: Food and Drink in History.
Presentations scheduled with dates for your diary are:
- October 11, 2013 Jeffrey Pilcher, Department of History, University of Minnesota “Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food”
- October 18, 2013 Charlene Elliott, Department of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary “Canada’s Great Butter Caper: On law, fakes, and the biography of margarine”
- October 25, 2013 Ken Albala, Department of History, University of the Pacific “Adventures in Cooking from the Past”
- November 8, 2013 Julia Roberts, Department of History, University of Waterloo “The Tavern Company: Food, Drink, and the Bonds of Sociability in a Colonial Society”
- November 15, 2013 Nancy Turner, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria “Only in Canada”: History, Ecology and Culture of Edible Wild Plants of First Peoples in Western Canada
All lectures will take place in the Humanities Lecture Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, from 3:00-4:30 pm followed by a reception in the Department of History Lobby, 4th floor Paterson Hall.
While in the building plan on taking in the exhibit "Whose Astrolabe? Origin and Cultural Ownership of a Canadian Icon" on the 4th floor of Paterson Hall until the end of November.