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).

 Spring 2018

  • January 26: Tour of Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center -- meet at FAPC, corner of Farm and Monroe on campus, 90 minutes.
  • 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; book link here (may be a different time and location)
  • April 6: Reading Discussion
  • May 4: TBA

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.