Conference Schedule

All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Illinois Wesleyan University, Beckman Auditorium

2:00-2:15pm | Welcome Remarks, Provost and Dean of Faculty Mark Brodl

2:15-3:45pm | Panel 1: Early Modern Contact Zones
Moderator: Carole Myscofski, McFee Professor of Religion and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
Ana María Gómez Bravo, Professor of Spanish, University of Washington —
……“Food and the Idea of Raza in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain”
Gregorio Saldarriaga, Professor of History, Universidad de Antioquia —
……“The Introduction of Poultry–farming to the Indigenous People of the New Kingdom of Granada, XVI and XVII Centuries”
Amy L. Tigner, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas, Arlington —
……“Border Crossings: Iberian Recipes in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts”

3:45-4:30pm | Library Exhibit, First floor, Ames Library

4:30-5:30pm |  Keynote Address
Rebecca Earle, Professor of History, University of Warwick —
Spaniards, Cannibalism and the Eucharist in the New World”

5:30-6:30pm | Wine reception, Joslin Atrium

6:30pm | Conference Dinner, Joslin Atrium
Seventeenth-century banquet inspired by Francisco Martínez Montiño
Medieval/Renaissance/Early Modern music (IWU Collegiate Choir)
Vere languores
……“Tomás Luis de Victoria (Spanish, 1548-1611)
Circumdederunt me
……“Bartholomeu Trosylho (Portuguese, 1500-1567)
Eso rigo e repente
……“Gaspar Fernandes (Portuguese, active in New Spain, 1566-1629)

Friday March 29, 2019

Illinois State University, Kong Room, Vrooman Conference Center

8:30-10:00am | Panel 2: From Colonialism to Independence
Moderators: Carolyn Nadeau, Byron S Tucci Professor of Spanish, IWU and Katie Sampeck, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology, ISU Rebecca Ingram, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of San Diego —
……““Iberian Food Cultural Studies: Josep Rondissoni and Culinary Celebrity in Modernizing Barcelona”
Lara Anderson, Convenor, Spanish and Latin American Studies, The University of Melbourne —
……““Food & Francoism: The Production of a Unified Gastronomic Space”
Rebekah Pite, Associate Professor of History, Lafayette College —
……“Promoting ‘their’ Local Drink:  The Journey from k’aa to ‘Jesuit tea’ to Paraguayan ilex paraguariensis, Brazilian erva mate, and Argentine yerba mate”

10:00-10:30am | Coffee Break

10:30-12:00pm | Panel 3: Edibles, Local and Global
Moderator: Gina Hunter, Associate Professor of Sociology, ISU
Lúcio Menezes Ferreira, Professor of Archaeology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas —
……”‘We Eat Beef Jerky, Too’: An Archaeology of Food’s African Cosmologies at the Beef Jerky Plantations”
Edward Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute for Coffee Studies, Vanderbilt University —
……““Value Worlds of Coffee/Coffee’s Imbroglios”
Carla Martin, Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) and Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University and José López Ganem, Project Manager of the FCCI —
……““The Role of Chocolate in Fine Dining Pastry Kitchens”

12:00-1:30pm | Lunch (19th century recipes)

1:30-2:30pm | Panel 4: Sustainable Practices for the Future
Moderator: Maura Toro-Morn, Professor of Sociology, ISU
Emmy Grace, Independent scholar —
……““Free Trade in Central and North America: Agrarian Crises and Outward Migration”
William Munro, Betty Ritchie-Birrer ’47 and Ivan Birrer Endowed Professor of Political Science, Illinois Wesleyan University —
……““Marketing Sustainability: Consumer Scrutiny and Corporate Environmental Responsibility in an Age of Global Agri-food Systems”

2:30-2:45pm | Coffee Break

2:45-3:30pm | Concluding remarks
Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, honorary curator of the culinary collection at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Harvard Univeristy