Food for Thought
City Barbeque of Highland Heights presents Food for Thought, a history series to stimulate your senses.
Food for Thought programs offer engaging topics and conversations led by NKU professors and lecturers. Everyone who attends each lecture will be entered to win a City Barbeque gift card!
This year, all lectures will be via Zoom. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account.
Please contact Clara Gerner at CGerner@cc-pl.org with any questions.
Registration opens two months before each program.
6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 19
Speaker: Dr. Brian Hackett, associate professor in NKU’s Department of History and Geography
Objects with hidden history can be found anywhere: around your community, in a park or even inside your own home. Join us as we explore our homes to discover the history and treasures hidden under our noses.
6:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 16
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Quinn, lecturer in NKU’s Department of History and Geography
Learn the history of the ancient Greek Olympics as known through archaeological and literary evidence. Debunk myths about the ancient games while looking ahead to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics and the legacy of ancient sport in the modern world.
6:30 pm Tuesday, March 16
Speaker: Dr. Eric Jackson, professor in NKU’s Department of History and Geography
Explore the facts surrounding how legend, mythology and invention affected the enslavement and the Underground Railroad in Northern Kentucky and the surrounding regions.
6:30 pm Tuesday, April 13
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, regents professor in NKU’s Department of History and Geography
Discuss how recent debates over immigration and migration have become core issues of political debate in the US, as well as Canada and across much of Europe. The discussion places the topic of human migration in deeper world historical context and examines the roots of immigration law and policy over the past 150 years.
6:30 pm Tuesday, May 18
Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Bailey, associate professor in NKU’s Department of History and Geography
How will we tell the history of the COVID-19 pandemic? After a brief exploration of what we know about the everyday people who lived through the 1918 influenza epidemic, learn how we might record our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations.
Beyond the Chair: Looking at Other Notable Contributions from Our Region’s Shakers
6:30 pm Tuesday, June 22
Speaker: Dr. Carol Medlicott, associate professor in NKU’s Department of History and Geography
Learn the history of the Shakers in our region and their surprising innovations in marketing and growth that became more widespread later in American history. This leads to the question of how such a forward thinking group can disappear as a movement in our country.