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.
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.
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.