Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture:
Moveable Gardens and Commensal Tables: Rooting in an Age of Displacement
with Virginia D. Nazarea, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Georgia
The registration period has closed for this event.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
5:30 PM-6:30 PM, followed by a light reception and book-signing
Location: Hybrid - Virtual and In-person attendance options (see below for more information)
Free; preregistration required
This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.
In-person option: Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. A book signing and light reception will follow the lecture.
Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.
Humans have been moving with plants as their traveling companions since the beginning of time. Currently, in a period of impactful and reinforcing industrialization, globalization, and strife known as the Anthropocene, this movement has dramatically escalated in tempo and scale. In this presentation, I will address how remembrance embedded in seeds counters destruction of homelands, fragmentation of habitats, and cultural alienation, and how sanctuary is sought in gardening, cooking, and community building.