Dunlevie Honors Colloquium

Honors Carolina students meet on weekday evenings each semester to discuss a broad interdisciplinary topic of their own choosing.

The sessions begin with a social gathering, followed by a presentation from a distinguished faculty scholar who shares ideas, discoveries, and challenges related to the topic at hand. The presentation is followed by small student-led discussion groups.

Spring 2015

Food Culture and Foodways

In this seminar, eight distinguished speakers from a wide variety of disciplines will address how food production and consumption shape the way we live and how we imagine those lives.  Our perspectives will include the science of nutrition, the politics of regulation and distribution, the ceremonial significance of food in our daily practices and the representation of food in film and literature.  In addition to professors from these disciplines, we will also turn to others in the Triangle who have played a role in such issues as the local food movement.

January 14: Jim Ferguson

January 28: Marci Ferris

February 11: Rudi Colleredo-Mansfield

February 18: Margaret Scarry

February 25: Nina Martin

March 18: Anna Maria Siega-Riz

March 25: Inger Brody

April 8: Barry Popkin


Click here to see a list of previous colloquium topics.