J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture 2019

30 May 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conrad Grebel University
Chapel, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G6

Feeding the Colony, the Nation and the Market: Transported Foodways and New Crops in Latin American Mennonite Communities

How did persistent attachment to wheat shape Mennonite settlement in Paraguay? What did it mean for Mennonites to rapidly expand the availability and affordability of butter, milk, and cheese in local markets in northern Mexico and eastern Bolivia? Learn how the place of Mennonites in Latin American societies over the past century has been premised on practices of producing, marketing and consuming food.

About the speaker:

Dr. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen is a postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University. His research and teaching interests include migration, transnational history, agriculture, and environmental history. He is the second recipient of the Fretz Fellowship at Conrad Grebel University College.

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