Pre-recorded presentations on: Liquids, Miraculous and Otherwise

Blood, water, and (nowadays) coffee are embued with cultural meanings. Whether denoting pollution (to some), blessings, or connoisseurship, the ritualized behaviours around the use and categorization of these liquids (sometimes…

Pre-recorded presentations on: Sovereignty and Control

Those in control set the menu. Whether reflecting on deprivations, the loss of autonomy through monotony, or using food to celebrate treaties, this panel probes food as an effective tool…

Pre-recorded presentations on: Food/Drink/Sin

When, what, and how much to consume? Whether explicit or implicit, these questions shape cyclical religious fasts and feasts and underlie quotidian practice. In their observance, these rules and rituals…

Pre-recorded presentations on: Moments of Abundance

Folklore often features stories of abundance, taking the listener away from the fears of hunger to exalt in the fecund harvest, and modestly wasteful rituals reinforce the hope that the…