[Global Hot Spots Lecture Series Update] Cibo non Guerra?: Food Fights Throughout History

Please note: This event was rescheduled from February 25, 2011 to March 4, 2011, due to an emergency meeting of the Board of Regents held in the same location. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you Friday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Pyle Center, Room 235.


The popular Global Hot Spots Lecture Series will continue Friday, March 4, 2011 with the talk “Cibo non Guerra?: Food, Fights, and Food Fights Throughout History” by Jordan Roseblum.

This free lecture is open to all.

Jordan D. RosenblumJordan Roseblum, UW-Madison professor of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, received his Ph.D. in 2008 in Religious Studies from Brown University. In the spring of 2009, he was a Starr Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. His research focuses on the literature, culture, and history of the early rabbinic (tannaitic) movement. His book, Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which explores the intersection between early rabbinic food regulations and identity construction, was the subject of an NPR interview with Jean Feraca. Research on this project has led Professor Rosenblum to publish, present papers, and teach about such topics as the history of Jews and Chinese food; pork in discourse by and about Jews from antiquity to modernity; kosher olive oil in antiquity; and the connection between cookbooks and identity formation.

About Global Hot Spots Lecture Series
This monthly series focuses on topics of worldwide importance and local interest. Join Madison-area learners and UW-Madison faculty to go beyond the headlines and take an in-depth look at the events that are shaping our society. Along with an exciting slate of scheduled lectures, expect unique insights you can only get from renowned UW-Madison faculty. These thought-provoking lectures focus on everything from politics to faith, to nuclear weapons, the environment, and NGOs.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit the website.

For the latest updates, specific topic information, and more, visit uwalumni.com/learning. To get questions answered, email Kate Siemieniewski at ksiemieniewski@waastaff.com or call her directly at (608) 263-4508.

The 2011 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.