Project Continuum talks Milk: A Local and Global History
Join Project Continuum for milk and cookies (and wine and cheese) and a provocative presentation by Professor Deborah Valenze, author of Milk: A Local and Global History.
Thursday evening, April 26, 2102 from 6 to 8 PM
Ella Weed Room, 223 Milbank Hall, Barnard College Campus
Milk, a liquid associated with kindness and love, has never been free from conflict throughout history. Its most obvious purpose of feeding people evolved mainly in northern Europe, in spite of the difficulties of storing and transporting the liquid. How, then, did milk come to occupy a central place in our thoughts about food and sustenance? Author Deborah Valenze will trace the multiple strands of milk history through a brief examination of the history of ideas about health, changes in agriculture, and new technologies that have contributed to making milk into what we understand as the modern product.
Deborah Valenze is Professor of History at Barnard College, where she has taught courses on European and British cultural history and the history of women since 1989. The book will be available for purchase at this event.
The event is free but please RSVP online or to Alumnae Affairs at 212.854.2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.