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Interdisciplinary Conference on Food

Earth Week to Include Two-Day Exploration of Food's Place in Traditions and Culture

April 3, 2013


Food through traditions and culture will be explored April 19-20 during "Traditions and Transformations: An Interdisciplinary Food Studies Conference," sponsored by Cal State Fullerton's departments of Liberal Studies and History. The two-day program is part of the university's Earth Week festivities.


Public presentations will be made by Marcy Norton of George Washington University, who will speak on "Chocolate 1500-1650: Sensory Experience and Cultural Exchange" at 4:15 p.m. April 19 in Room 123 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building, and Lisa Heldke of Gustavus Adolphus College, co-editor of Food, Culture and Society, who will address "Restaurant Authenticity and Personal Authenticity: Philosophical Reflections" at 4:30 p.m. April 20 in Room 252 of University Hall.


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"I chose the theme because questions of tradition, often associated with notions such as authenticity, and questions about the meanings of changes in food traditions, are central to food studies today," said April Bullock, professor of liberal studies and conference organizer.


Liberal Studies Student Association


The 6-minute food film "Zergüt" will be screened April 19, followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Natasha Subramaniam in Room 223 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. Other events scheduled include faculty research roundtables and an April 18 "Students Share Recipes and Stories."



$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Mondays through Fridays. Free Saturdays and Sundays. Details available online.

Media Contacts:

April Bullock, Liberal Studies, 657-278-4038
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4582

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