Tuesday, April 11, 2006


CFP: Taste Matters

Call for Proposals

The Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, CA invites UC faculty to submit proposals for a new lecture series, Taste Matters, a cross-disciplinary exploration of the role of food and drink in Jewish culture and society, bringing together art, film, literature, history, anthropology, sociology, religion, and other critical fields to create a gastronomic portrait of Jews around the world.

Taste Matters is supported by the UC Humanities Research Institute and a primary goal of the series is to highlight the work of UC faculty working on projects that link Jewish studies and food studies. However, if you know of anyone outside the UC system doing important work in this area, please forward this posting to them as well.

Founded in 1962, the Judah L. Magnes Museum explores the depth, vitality, and complexity of Jewish life and culture. The Magnes accomplishes this mission by presenting important exhibitions that draw on its rich collections of fine arts and ceremonial objects, the archives of the Western Jewish History Center, and the Blumenthal Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Through innovative educational programs, special exhibitions and publications, the Magnes engages with significant issues in contemporary life, promotes public dialogue and scholarship, and encourages the understanding of the Jewish past for present and future generations, serving as a vital cultural resource for the entire community.

The series premiers in October 2006, and proposals will be accepted through July 1, 2006. Please submit to:

Carin Jacobs
Curator of Education
Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

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