We hold a monthly brownbag lunch each month during the academic year, and one social event each fall and spring. We are always eager to hear your ideas, and to have members present at our montly brownbags!

Unless otherwise noted below, brownbags are 12pm-12:50pm on the first Fridays of the month, in the History Department Seminar Room (South Murray 148, in the south wing of the building). (Though Spring 2018 events are all in different locations, as noted below).

 Spring 2018

  • Friday, January 26: Tour of Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center -- meet at FAPC, corner of Farm and Monroe on campus at 11:50, for a noon tour. May take 90 minutes.
  • Friday, March 2: Anna Zeide on her new book from University of California Press, Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry. The talk will be held at Noble Research Center 108 at 2:30 PM.
  • Wednesday, April 4: Virtual visit with author Jonathan Safran Foer on Eating Animals (reading will be pre-circulated). NOTE TIME and LOCATION: 11 am - 12 pm in Classroom Building 302. 
  • May 4: Meal event with Chef Tiffany Poe of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Past events: Fall 2017

  • September 1: Brownbag--General introductions and brainstorming
  • October 6: Brownbag--Discussion of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (the OSU library has online access)
  • October 12, 5:30 to 8 PM: Potluck social at Four Points Farm
  • November 3: Brownbag--Staff from the new food and resource center, Our Daily Bread, will talk to the group about the new center, including their experiences after running it for two months, their plans for the future, and how the Food Studies group might be able to help.
  • December 1: Brownbag--Rodney Holcomb from OSU's Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) will come to chat with us about how FAPC helps small food producers and processors.