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The Center for Food and Culture Seeks Participants for Virtual Oral History Project

Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The Center for Food and Culture is conducting a virtual oral history of how people are using food and foodways to find comfort as well as discomfort during the pandemic. The project, "Finding Comfort/Discomfort Through Foodways During the Pandemic," expands the idea of comfort food to include all the activities around eating—shopping, preserving food, sharing meals, eating out, etc.—and also recognizes that many individuals are struggling during this time.

Participants can volunteer to do a recorded interview by a member of the Center’s research team and can leave comments on the Center's website. The project will result in an archive of interviews, an online exhibit, and a virtual symposium. The research team is also collecting ephemera related to foodways and the pandemic. Participation in this project can also be completed as a class. 

Anyone interested in participating can contact the project director, Dr. Lucy Long, at The project officially runs through the middle of August followed by the symposium in late August or mid September.

The project is partially funded by grants from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Ohio Humanities Council. The Center for Food and Culture is an independent non-profit based in Bowling Green, Ohio. For more information, please see Comfort/ Discomfort Through Foodways

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