Food and Society Speaker Series
So seemingly mundane, food lies at the heart of the human experience. From the farm to the fork, food takes on social significance far outweighing the scholarly attention it receives. Funded in part by a Mizzou Advantage grant, the Food and Society Speakers Series brought a sampling of speakers, films, and artifacts intended to draw attention to some of the complex issues facing our society—and to whet the appetite for conversations to come—about what we eat, how we eat, and how our food is procured.
The “Food and Society Speaker Series” was a sequence of educational and networking events at the Museum of Art and Archeology during the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters. Bringing distinguished scholars to campus while also highlighting local research expertise, the series explored current research on the complex relationships among food, culture and society and also developed an association of scholars to examine these dimensions of food. This speaker series was the first of its kind at MU, opening the door for cross‐disciplinary collaborations on some of the crucial issues facing the future of food in our society.
Food for the Future