Meetings held in the Humanities Center Seminar Room E102 Melrose Hall (first floor) unless otherwise indicated.
- Friday, February 17
Guest speaker - Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Assistant Professor of Food Studies, Syracuse University
"The New American Farmer: Race, Immigration, and the Struggle for Sustainability
- Friday, March 10
Guest speaker - Gabe Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Duke University
"The Trial of the Scrub Sire: Animal Gender and Eugenic Logics in the USDA's 'Better Sires-Better Stock' Campaign, 1919-1940"
- Friday, April 7
Stephen Collins-Elliott, Assistant Professor of Classics
"Wine Consumption in Republican Rome: Commerce, Status, and Luxury in a Failing State"
- Friday, April 21
Kandi Hollenbach, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
“How Cultivation Led to Changes in Land Use and Social Structure in Tuckaleechee Cove 3000 Years Ago”
- Friday, May 5
Reflections on semester, planning for next year, group discussion of "the anthropocene"
- Friday, Aug. 26
Introductory meeting; discussion of Kolbert, "Stone Soup"
- Friday, Sept. 23
Tore Olsson, Assistant Professor of History
"Green Revolutionaries: The Techno-politics of Agriculture in the U.S. and Mexico"
- Friday, Oct. 28
Guest speaker - Dr. Thomas Rogers, Associate Professor of History, Emory University
"Agriculture's Energy: Development and Hunger during Brazil's Ethanol Boom"
- Friday, Nov. 18
Neal Eash, Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
"Agriculture and Climate Change"
- Friday, Dec. 9
Guest speaker - Dr. Stephen Carmody, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archeology, Sewanee University
"The Origins of Agriculture in the Prehistoric Southeastern U.S."