As a public health precaution we will be hosting our upcoming programs via Zoom Webinar.

Suppressed Narratives: Oral History, Cookbooks, and Museums

Hosted by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere

Tuesday, October 20

6:30pm – FREE

Registration required via Zoom Webinar:

Have you ever wondered how you can preserve your family’s Southern cookbooks? Or, what are the common characteristics of Southern food across different regions? This panel examines the different factors that have shaped Southern cuisine over the years, the buried knowledge, and the role that museums can play in keeping Southern food alive. The program is a part of the 2020-2021 Public Humanities Series: Conversations in the Neighborhood – Let’s Talk About Food.

Moderator: Dr. Delia Steverson, UF Department of English

  • Dr. KC Dolan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Vivian Filer, Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center
  • Dr. Porchia Moore, UF Museum Studies
  • Dixie Neilson, Matheson History Museum

Poems in the Key of Movement:

A Conversation with Alachua County Poet Laureate, E. Stanley Richardson

Thursday, November 12

7pm – FREE

Registration required via Zoom Webinar:

We are thrilled to welcome American poet, actor, playwright, social / political commentator and lecturer E. Stanley Richardson for his first program at the Matheson. He will be discussing the role of art in social justice movements and sharing some of his work.

Featured image: Author and historian Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, courtesy of Cool Blue Photography