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Food and identity in Europe topic for BYU lecture Dec. 7

Anca Sprenger, associate professor of French, and Eric Dursteler, associate professor of history, will speak at Café CSE on “You Are What You Eat: Food and Identity in Europe” Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on the Brigham Young University campus.

Sprenger has been teaching and researching Romanian and French culture, civilization, film and literature. She has taught classes on taste in French culture, and while directing the Fall 2010 Study Abroad program, she helped her students discover French civilization through French regional cuisine.

Dursteler researches the early modern Mediterranean, identity, conversion and the history of food, and teaches a wide range of courses. In 2006–2007, Dursteler was a fellow of the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy, and he is a former Fulbright fellow and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.

This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Melissa Connor

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