Event Postponed

Anthropology Of Food And Eating Is Topic UNH Lecture March 28
Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
March 21, 2006

The following lecture has been postponed due to illness. It has not been rescheduled at this time.

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire welcomes Carole Counihan, professor of anthropology and director of women's studies at Millersville University (Penn.), who will speak Tuesday, March 28, 2006, about her new book, Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Florence (Routledge, 2004). Her talk is free and open to the public.

The discussion takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Murkland Hall, Room 115. Her talk will address issues involving the anthropology and ethnography of food and eating -- especially issues of commensality, community, and identity -- in a traditional Italian family in Florence that is coping with the pressures of modernization and globalization.

Coeditor of the journal Food and Foodways, Counihan conducts research primarily on food, gender, and culture, with her fieldwork focused mainly on Florence, Italy. She is the author of The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning, and Power (Routledge, 1999), the editor of Food in the USA (Routledge, 2002), and the coeditor of the volumes Food and Culture (Routledge, 1997) and Food and Gender: Identity and Power (Gordon & Breach, 1998).

The event is sponsored by the Italian Program; the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; the College of Liberal Arts; the Center for the Humanities; the Center for International Education; the Discovery Program; the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences; and the Office of Sustainability Programs.