Food Matters: IHC theme for 2008-2009
For the 2008-2009 academic year, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara is presenting a series of talks and events on the theme Food Matters. Topics will include food production and consumption, food as a commodity, the global food crisis, environmental aspects of food production, slow food, gardens, sustainability, farmers markets, diet and the cultural history of food.

Interested parties should contact our program and events coordinator, Emily Zinn (, for more information. 

Click here for a list of courses affiliated with the Food Matters program

Click here for details of past Food Matters events

Join us on Monday nights for the IHC's Food Matters film series

Upcoming events:

ARTIST TALK: Amy Franceschini: Futurefarmers
Wednesday, April 8 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

ARTIST TALK: Fritz Haeg: Welcoming the Wild
Tuesday, April 14 / 5:00 PM
Broida 1610

Tuesday April 14 / 6:30 PM
UCSB Community Garden Greenhouse

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Landscape of the Maya Forest: A Friendly, Local, Community Store
Macduff Everton (Photographer)
Anabel Ford (ISBER, UCSB)
Caroline MacDougall (Herbal Coffee Expert)
Michael Marzolla (moderator, UC Cooperative Extension) 
Thursday, April 16 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

SCREENING: Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, 1972, 102 min.)
Friday, April 24 / 8:00 PM
IV Theater

SCREENING AND TALK: Performing in the Kitchen: Bobby Baker’s Kitchen Show
Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (Performing Arts, Univ. of Winchester)
Wednesday, April 29 / 4:30 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

CONFERENCE:  Food Matters: Arts, Activism and Research
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Friday, May 1, 2009

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

TALK: The Kitchen Sisters (NPR)
Thursday, May 7, 2009 / 4:00 PM

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

SCREENING AND TALK: An evening with filmmaker Les Blank
Screenings of All In This Tea (2007)and Yum, Yum, Yum! (1990)
Friday, May 8 / 8:00 PM
IV Theater

TALK: Rebel Without a Cuisine: Julia Child and the Making of the American Cook
Laura Shapiro, author of Perfection Salad
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / 4:00 PM

PERFORMANCE:  The Cooking Show con Karimi & Comrades: A Live Cooking Performance for Your Heart, Mind, Stomach & Funny Bone
Tuesday, May 19 / 8:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Theater
Admission at the door: $5 general / students free