Big Grain Rice & Beyond: Feeding Barbados Yesterday & Today – 2014 Barbados Museum and Historical Society Lecture Series

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society, the University of the West Indies’ Department of History and Philosophy and the National Cultural Foundation have joined forces to present the 2014 Lecture Series.

For more information, members of the public should contact the Barbados Museum and Historical Society at Tel: 427-0201 or Email: info@barbmuse.org.bb.

For more information, members of the public should contact the Barbados Museum and Historical Society at Tel: 427-0201 or Email: info@barbmuse.org.bb

The 2014 Lecture Series will be held under the theme “Big Grain Rice & Beyond: Feeding Barbados Yesterday and Today” at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed every Tuesday at 7:00p.m. starting on March 18 and ending on May 06.

This year’s series will examine Food and Agriculture, while establishing a historical frame for the discussion of land use, provenance of food supplies, local production and distribution of food supplies, consumption patterns, the evolution of local cuisine, and food security.

George Lamming will present the first lecture in the series on March 18th entitled "(The) Culture in Agriculture" which will focus on the Cultural Implications and Significance of Agricultural Activity. Dr Henderson Carter will discuss "Land Use in Historical Perspective" on 25 March while Dr Karl Watson will examine the sources of Food supplies in Colonial Times in the lecture "A 'Foreign-Fed or a 'Home-Fed' Colony?" on 01 April.

George Lamming will present the first lecture in the series on March 18th entitled “(The) Culture in Agriculture” which will focus on the Cultural Implications and Significance of Agricultural Activity. Dr Henderson Carter will discuss “Land Use in Historical Perspective” on 25 March while Dr Karl Watson will examine the sources of Food supplies in Colonial Times in the lecture “A ‘Foreign-Fed or a ‘Home-Fed’ Colony?” on 01 April.

The lectures continue with Prof. Pedro Welch who will explore Fishing and Fisheries: A Marine Plantation? on 08 April. Dr Frances Chandler on 15 April will discuss “More than ‘Big-Grain Rice': The Diversification of Food Production.” The first panel discussion will take place on 22 April under the topic “The Scotland District: An under Exploited Bread Basket?

Dr Marcia Burrowes will deliver the lecture “What’s in the Pot? The Development of Bajan Cuisine” on 29 April followed by a panel discussion on 6 May which will complete the 2014 Lecture Series. This panel discussion is entitled, “Not Another Cane Blade: New Challenges to Food Security.”

These sessions in Public Education are sponsored by the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd, Barbados Public Workers and Cooperative Credit Union Ltd., The Barbados Agricultural Society through its Agrofest initiative.

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