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Free Virtual Lecture: Does Food Have a Gender?

By Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Barbara Haber and Lydia Shire will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and social history, highlighting how food and cooking have been—and continue to be used—to mark gend

Food and Gender

.: 6pm – 7pm.

Food is an indispensable part of culture and a symbol of profound social and political realities. Using Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber and Lydia Shire will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and social history, highlighting how food and cooking have been—and continue to be used—to mark gender roles. 

Barbara Haber, Food Historian

Lydia Shire, Chef, Restaurateur, and Entrepreneur

Moderated by Louisa Kasdon, CEO and Founder of Let’s Talk About Food

See more about the related exhibition, Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture in collaboration with Let’s Talk About Food.

Click here to register for this free virtual event. To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage. 

 

Ages 7 to Senior Adult.

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HMSC Programs

hmscprograms@hmsc.harvard.edu 

617-496-1638

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Location

  • No transportation provided.

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Food is an indispensable part of culture and a symbol of profound social and political realities. Using Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber and Lydia Shire will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and social history, highlighting how food and cooking have been—and continue to be used—to mark gender roles. 

Barbara Haber, Food Historian

Lydia Shire, Chef, Restaurateur, and Entrepreneur

Moderated by Louisa Kasdon, CEO and Founder of Let’s Talk About Food

See more about the related exhibition, Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture in collaboration with Let’s Talk About Food.

Click here to register for this free virtual event. To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage.