Friday, March 2nd, 2018

5-6PM Keynote Lecture, Umrath Lounge

Dr. Deborah L. Krohn, “Food Service by the Book: From Kitchen to Table in Early Modern Europe”

6-8PM Reception, Kemper Art Museum 

With artist talk by Mitchell Oliver, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Women’s Building Formal Lounge

9:30-10AM Opening Remarks

10-11:30AM Panel One: Consumption and Commerce

Nicolino Vicomte Calyo, The Street Butcher (detail), ca. 1840, watercolor, Sheet: 29.2 x 24.1 cm (11 1/2 x 9 1/2in.), Yale University Art Gallery, Gift from the Estate of Paul Mellon, B.A. 1929, L.H.D.H. 1967, 2001.71.2.28

  • Moderator: Max Dunbar, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Rebecca Szantyr, Brown University, “From Street to Mouth: Imaging and Regulating New York City’s Foodways, ca. 1840”
  • Katia Zavistovski, Rice University, “Milk and Materiality: Joe Goode and the Common Object in 1960s LA”
  • Grace Sparapani, University of Texas at Austin, “‘Bearers of Production’: The Auto-Producing Body in Mika Rottenberg’s NoNoseKnows”

11:30-12PM Break

12-1:30PM Panel Two: Representing the Sacred

Plautilla Nelli, Last Supper (detail), c. 1550-1568, oil on canvas, 1.92 x 6.71 m. Refectory of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

  • Moderator: Emily Thompson, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Amanda K. Chen, University of Maryland, “Banqueting for Life and Loss in Ancient Etruria”
  • Whitney A. Kite, Tufts University, “Hoṙomos, Sacred Wine, and the First Žamatun”
  • Cristina Garza, Syracuse University, “Edible Abstinence: Plautilla Nelli’s Last Supper and the Florentine Refectory Tradition”

1:30-2:30PM Break

2:30-4PM Panel 3: Creating Identities

Winslow Homer, Rainy Day in Camp, 1871, oil on canvas, 20 x 36 in., Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 23.77.1

  • Moderator: Stephanie Dolezal, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Caroline Gillaspie, CUNY Graduate Center, “Fueling the Union: Coffee Consumption in Winslow Homer’s Civil War Images”
  • Isabella Lores-Chavez, Columbia University, “Sweet Illusions: The Colonial Still Life in the Age of Chocolate Exchange”
  • Sophia Merkin, Columbia University, “Stick a Fork in it: An Eco-Critical Reappraisal of Fijian Cannibalism and Iculunibakola”

4-4:30PM Closing Remarks