Sitting Down to Table: Visualizing the Daily Meal in a Pennsylvania Coal Town, with Karen Metheny


Karen Metheny, scholar in food studies, anthropology, and archaeology, will explore ways that material culture can be combined with oral and historical sources to interpret the content, context, and significance of the daily meal. Using archaeological evidence of food consumption from her nineteenth-century coal town study, Dr. Metheny will discuss the significance of food sharing and commensality in the context of household stability and community formation.


  • General Public: $10.00


  • Karen Metheny (Presenter)
    Research fellow, Department of Archaeology and Lecturer, Gastronomy, Boston University
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Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (1 meeting)

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014