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Fall 2014  Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science

Activities and Events by Category

Calendar

The list of the Themester events is under construction. More events will be posted as dates are confirmed. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted with a $.

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October

Date, Time, Location Event
October 10-25
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
$
PERFORMANCE: The Birthday Feast, an original new musical for children by Scott Russell Sanders and Alex Crowley
Thursday, Oct 16
WTIU
10:00 pm
TELEVISION: Bitter Seeds
Friday, Oct 17
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Noon
LECTURE: Your Grandmother Relied on Guess-work: Fear, Technology, and Authoritative Knowledge in Home Canning Discourse, Danille Christensen (Ohio State University)
Friday, Oct 17
IMU Tudor Room
1:00 pm
DISCUSSION: "Dessert and Discussion" with Associate Instructor Sara Minard (IU Anthropology);undergraduates only, registration required
Sunday, Oct 19
Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 015
7:00 pm
FILM & DISCUSSION: Connected by Coffee, introduction by Jonathan Rosenthal, executive director of Co-op Coffees
Part of the Fair Trade Film Series
Sunday, Oct 19
WTIU

11:30 pm
TELEVISION: Eating Alabama
Monday, Oct 20
IMU Maple Room
4:30 pm
LECTURE: Feminist Food Studies: Food Allergies, Exclusion, and Disability, Heather Hewett (State University of New York at New Paltz)
Monday, Oct 20
IU Cinema
7:00 pm
FILM: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
Part of the East Asian Film Series
Tuesday, Oct 21
Finch's Brasserie
6:30 pm
LECTURE: Why don't Americans eat Eels and Carp? A Modern Mystery, Rick Wilk (IU Anthropology department)
Thursday, Oct 23 WTIU
12:00 pm
TELEVISION: Taste of History - 500s
Thursday, Oct 23 WTIU
10:00 pm
TELEVISION: Core Sounders: Living from the Sea
Friday, Oct 24
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Noon
LECTURE: Açaí  From Local to Global, Eduardo Brondizio (Indiana University)
Friday, Oct 24
Tudor Room
1:00 pm
DISCUSSION:  “Dessert and Discussion” with Professor Rick Wilk (Anthropology); online registration required, undergraduates only
Friday, Oct 24
Collins Living Learning Center
4:00-5:30 pm
(reception at 3:30 pm)
LECTURE: Local-Sustainable Foods- Moving Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit, Brent Cunningham (Columbia Journalism Review)
Friday, Oct 24
Asian Culture Center
5:00 pm
DEMONSTRATION: Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, Oct 26
WTIU
11:00 am
TELEVISION: Chef's Life - 100s
Sunday, Oct 26
Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 015
7:00 pm
FILM: Bananaland
Part of the Fair Trade Film Series
Sunday, Oct 26
WTIU
11:30 pm
TELEVISION: Eating Alaska
Monday, Oct 27
Grand Hall, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center
4:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Hot Buttered Soul: The Role of Foodways and Music-making in Building and Sustaining African American Communities
Wednesday, Oct 29
Oak Room
Noon
LECTURE: Baby Food and the Industrial Diet, Amy Bentley (New York University)
Wednesday, Oct 29
Grunwald Gallery
6:00 pm
LECTURE: Laura Letinsky talks about Still Life Photographs
Thursday, Oct 30
Psychology 101
7:00 pm
LECTURE: Neuroscience and genetics of taste sensations and perceptions, Heather Bradshaw (Indiana University)
Friday, Oct 31
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Noon
LECTURE: Coffee Ties the World Together (and Why Your Coffee Choices Matter), Catherine Tucker (Indiana University)
Friday, Oct 31
IMU Tudor Room
1:00 pm
DISCUSSION:  “Dessert and Discussion” with graduate student Alex Chambers (American Studies); online registration required, undergraduates only
Through Nov 20
Grunwald Gallery
EXHIBITION: Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs
Fall semester
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
EXHIBITION: Archaeology of Food
Through Dec 15
Lilly Library
EXHIBITION: Book Bites: Texts that Influenced and Reflected How America Eats
Through Dec 19
IU Archives
EXHIBITION: Food on the Home Front: Wartime Production, Preservation and Deprivation on the University Campus
Through Dec 21
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
EXHIBITIONS:
Açaí From Local to Global
Food is Work: Tools and Traditions
The People of the Coffee Highlands of Nicaragua

Through Dec 28
IU Art Museum
EXHIBITIONS:
Pop Food

The Politics of Food
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome
Eating and Drinking in East Asia

 

November

Date, Time, Location Event
Monday, Nov 3
IU Cinema
7:00 pm
FILM: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Part of Themester at IU Cinema
Tuesday, Nov 4
IU Auditorium
7:00 pm
DISCUSSION: Food Matters: A Discussion on Food Issues with Mark Bittman
Wednesday, Nov 5
Room TBD
6:00 to 10:00 pm
DEBATE: Intra-IU Debate on food policy and food philosophy
Thursday, Nov 6
IMU, Oak Room
4:00-5:30 pm
LECTURE: Vinay Gidwani (University of Minnesota) will speak on social inequality and the rural/urban divide in India
Part of Feast and Famine in India
Thursday, Nov 6
IMU, State Room East
5:30 pm
LECTURE: Couscous and Gefilte Fish: A Tale of Vanished Jewish Worlds, author Claudia Roden
Thursday, Nov 6
IU Cinema
6:30 pm
FILM: Peepli Live, with introduction by Vinay Gidwani (University of Minnesota)
Part of Feast and Famine in India
Friday, Nov 7
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
STUDENT SUMMIT: What's on Your Plate? Understanding Student Demand for Sustainable Food
Friday, Nov 7
IMU Tudor Room
1:00 pm
DISCUSSION: "Dessert and Discussion" with Senior Lecturer Carl Weinberg (IU College of Arts and Sciences); undergraduates only, registration required
Friday, Nov 7
Asian Culture Center
5:00 pm
DEMONSTRATION: Cooking Demonstration
Thursday, Nov 13
IMU, Georgian Room
7:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION:The Politics of Midwestern Meat: Labor, Business, and the Environment
Monday, Nov 17
IU Cinema
7:00 pm
FILM: A Place at the Table (2012)
Part of Themester at IU Cinema
Monday, Nov 17
Grand Hall
Neal- Marshall Black Culture Center
7:30 pm
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Thursday, Nov 20 Wylie Hall 329
4:00 pm
LECTURE: Primary care and medical informatics approaches to preventing child obesity, Dr. Gilbert Liu (University of Louisville)
Friday, Nov 21
IMU Tudor Room
1:00 pm
DISCUSSION: "Dessert and Discussion" with faculty guest Dan Knudsen (IU Geography);undergraduates only, registration required

 

December

Date, Time, Location Event
Monday, Dec 1
IU Cinema
7:00 pm
FILM: Big Night (1996)
Part of Themester at IU Cinema
Wednesday, Dec 3
Hutton Honors College
Time TBD
Lecture on the role thoughts can play on appetite, Carey Morewedge (Boston University)
Friday, Dec 7
Asian Culture Center
5:00 pm
DEMONSTRATION: Cooking Demonstration
Friday, Dec 12
Indiana Memorial Union
10:00-2:00
SYMPOSIUM: Themester undergraduate symposium <Registration required>