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, dinner and conversations led by NKU professors and lecturers at our Cold Spring Branch.

Registration opens two months before each program.

 


History and Myth in the American Past

6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 21

Speaker: Dr. Burke Miller, chair of the history and geography department

What were the three most widely taught “facts” in American elementary schools between 1850 and 1950? We’ll explore America’s own history and myths, the stories behind them and what they tell us about the study of history itself.

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The Underground Railroad: Regional, Local Perspectives

6:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 25

Speaker: Dr. Eric Jackson, professor of history and geography

While the most common vision people have of the Underground Railroad involves white people helping fugitive slaves, hundreds of free black Americans aided enslaved African Americans in their freedom journey. This discussion examines these perspectives from a regional and local viewpoint.

Registration will be available starting two months before the program date.


Beyond the Chair: Other Contributions from Shakers

6:30 pm Tuesday, March 24

Speaker: Dr. Carol Medlicott, associate professor of history and geography

Shakers in our region were surprisingly innovative in marketing and growth in ways that became more widespread later in American history. So how did such a forward-thinking group disappear as a movement in our country?

Registration will be available starting two months before the program date.


Borgia Dynasty: Myths and Realities

6:30 pm Tuesday, April 21

Speaker: Dr. William Landon, professor of history and geography

A little myth-busting is in order for Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI: 1492-1503). He and his numerous children weren’t monsters, like many said; rather, they were representative of their age.

Registration will be available starting two months before the program date.


Southern Women in the Golden Age of Hollywood

6:30 pm Tuesday, May 12

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Watkins, associate professor of history and geography

Dr. Watkins will use short clips and images from film classics such as Gone with the Wind and Jezebel to explore the truths and myths perpetuated by Hollywood regarding the portrayal of lives of women in the antebellum South.

Registration will be available starting two months before the program date.


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