Loading Events
  • Speakers Bureau
  • |
  • Sequim

Sticky Subject: The History and Culture of Sugar

Event Description

When King Henry VIII wanted three pounds of sugar for his guests at an important banquet, he had a tough time getting it. Now the average American eats that much sugar in a single week.

Once a rare, exotic ingredient, sugar has become a dietary staple, leaving its sticky fingerprints all over the globe. Anthropologist and sweets expert Julia Harrison takes participants on a journey from ancient sugar cane plantations to modern candy factories, uncovering sugar’s economic and social significance. From slavery and mass migration to environmental changes and nutrition, the consequences of sugar’s rise are global—and not always sweet.

Julia Harrison is an anthropologist and avid traveler for whom all roads lead to sweets. Her projects include a multimedia online map of bakeries, desserts, and candy-makers around Puget Sound. She received a MA in Applied Anthropology from Macquarie University and spent two years studying Material Culture theory and methodology at University College London.

Harrison lives in Seattle.

  • When
  • September 21, 2019
    11:00 am
  • Where
  • Nash’s Community Barn
    4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way Sequim, WA 98382 United States
  • Who
  • Julia Harrison
  • Host
  • Nash's Farm Store & Community Barn
About Speakers Bureau Events

Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s roster of presenters are professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted through a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

More Speakers Bureau Events

Return to Calendar

« September » loading...
S M T W T F S
2
4
5
8
9
10
15
16
17
22
30
Wed 18

Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

September 18 @ 10:15 am
Thu 19

Who Was Chief Seattle?

September 19 @ 5:30 pm
Fri 20

Who Was Chief Seattle?

September 20 @ 2:00 pm



Humanities Washington

Get the latest news and event information from Humanities Washington, including updates on Think & Drink and Speakers Bureau events.