23 April 2015 • University Lecture Series: “Feeding Barcelona”
Adamson Wing (136 Baker Hall), 3:00-4:20 pm
Montserrat Miller, a leading Catalan scholar who is currently Professor of History at Marshall University, will be presenting the work that culminated in the groundbreaking Feeding Barcelona, 1714–1975, which examines the causes behind the extraordinary vibrancy and tenacity of the Barcelonan market system.
The food markets of Barcelona host thousands of customers daily, from tourists eager to sample fresh fruits and grilled seafood to neighborhood cooks in search of high-quality ingredients. While other countries experienced major shifts away from the public-market model in the twentieth century, Barcelona’s food markets remained fundamental to the city’s identity, economy, and culture.