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Food for Thought, for Writing, and for Art


The Nineteenth Annual Interdisciplinary Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, “Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art” will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19 on UM’s Coral Gables campus.

Interdisciplinary, original, and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social, and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world will be presented. Please view the program for more details at

Friday sessions will be held in Merrick 212 all day. Saturday sessions will be held in the School of Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053.

Keynote speakers will include: John Varriano, professor emeritus of art at Mount Holyoke College (5 p.m. at Shoma Hall 3053); and Robert Appelbaum, senior lecturer in renaissance studies at Lancaster University, UK, (4 p.m. at Shoma Hall 3053).

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