This weekend, Boston University’s History Department will host a two-day conference as part of its Food and the City initiative. Held in Room 906 of the Photonics Center, the conference will focus on the historical relationship between food and cities. By incorporating multi-disciplinary and global perspectives, the conference will nurture a necessary discussion that has its roots in the past and also looks forward, aiming to inform the future of urban food systems. Ken Albala from University of the Pacific will serve as the conference keynote.
For further information, contact conference chair Robyn Metcalfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC) presents a Student Discovery Seminar entitled 1862: The American Civil War. Join College of General Studies Assistant Professor Cheryl Boots and Alex Rankin, Assistant Director of the HGARC as they discover the frustrations of Abraham Lincoln, the logistics of creating a modern military, and the sad realities and sacrifices of our nation. This event is free to students with a BU ID. It will take place at 6 p.m. in the HGARC Reading Room on the 5th floor of the Mugar Library.