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The Politics of Food on the Campaign Trail

Our updates from the Humanities Research Fellows exploring the topic of food continue this week with a short essay by Professor Jan Wilson, who explores the politics of eating in American political campaigns. In 1976, Gerald Ford was running for a... MORE

The Beethoven Quartet

This February, Chamber Music Tulsa is hosting an extraordinary set of performances by the Miró Quartet in which the group will play all of Beethoven’s quartets.  This is an extremely rare treat and it will take place here in Tulsa across six... MORE

La Revue de Cuisine

For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is excited to partner with Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Philbrook to co-host a Second Saturday at the museum organized around our theme.  This year we are working... MORE

Food as Ritual and Art

Our updates from the Humanities Research Seminar continue, this week with a post by Anh-Thuy Nguyn, Assistant Professor of Art at Rogers State University. As long as I can recall, every member of my family always had to gather around... MORE

Medeleine Moments

In this week’s report from the Humanities Research Seminar on Food, Emma Stewart, a student at TU, reflects on the uncanny power of food to plunge us into our memories of the past. At the outset of Marcel Proust’s renowned... MORE

The Art and Science of Food

We believe that the arts and humanities are an essential element of our social and civic lives. The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa is thus committed not only to developing a diverse array of public... MORE

Food and Historical Trauma

We continue our regular series from the Humanities Research Fellows.  This week, Lisa Cromer, Associate Professor of Psychology and an expert in trauma, reflects on the connection between food and memory in cultures that have suffered extraordinary loss. Food, emotions... MORE

The Taste of Russian Summers

In this week’s report from the Humanities Research Seminar on the theme of “food,” Professor Christine Ruane shares her own experiment in recreating an eighteenth-century Russian treat. Russian food has evolved by incorporating influences from other culinary traditions, especially French... MORE

The Plant Treaty

Michelle Donaldson, Executive Chef of Tallgrass Prairie Table, continues our regular series of reports from the research fellows working on the theme of food at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. The narrative of food is forever evolving. We all... MORE