Welcome to the second Winthrop University Interdisciplinary Conference scheduled for February 21-23, 2019! Winthrop University, along with the North Carolina/South Carolina Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Consortium is pleased to present “The World of Food: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What We Eat and Grow.” This conference focuses on the growth, consumption, environmental impact, art, politics, marketing, history, and economics of food worldwide. It is open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, activists, and community professionals.

Registration is now open for the conference and all pertinent information about the conference can be found on our website. You may also direct any questions to this address. We look forward to hearing the great discussions that will take place on the subject of food here at Winthrop University in February 2019!

Conference Registration

Conference Schedule, Februrary 21-23, 2019

Date Time Descrition Location
Thursday, February 21 6:30-7:00pm John T. Edge Book Signing, Plowden Auditorium,  Plowden Auditorium, Withers Building

Welcome to the World of Food Conference

KeyNote Address

John T. Edge, Yazoo Soul Food and Mexican Po-Boys: Pasts and Futures of Southern Foodways

Plowden Auditorium, Withers Building

Keynote Reception catered by Dan the “Pig Man” Huntley, Rock Hill Brewing Company


Friday, February 22

7:15am Registration and Coffee 1st Floor, Withers Building
  8:00-8:15am Conference Welcome Plowden Auditorium
  9:45am-12:25pm Oral Presentations Withers Building
  12:30-1:45pm Lunch and Chow Club Atlanta Presentation Student Activity Center 
  1:30-4:30pm EXPO Student Activity Center
  2:00-4:40pm Oral Presentations and Poster Sessions  
  5:30-7:00pm Reception in Winthrop University Art Gallery Rutledge Building
  7:15-9:00pm Chow Club Atlanta Dinner, 

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church

(Pre-registration required)

Saturday, February 23 7:30-8:15 Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Accouncements
1st Floor, Withers Building
  8:20am-12:25pm Oral Presenations Withers Building
  12:30pm Closing Plowden Auditorium
  2:00-4:30pm York County Brew Trail starting at Slow Play Brewery, Rock Hill

Slow Play Brewery, Rock Hill

(Pre-registration required)

For more details on presentations see below.

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