SOAN SPRING 2015 COLLOQUIUM
Date: 12:00pm PDT April 2, 2015 Location: JRH 245
The SOAN department invites you to its final Spring 2015 Colloquium. The series provides an opportunity for departmental faculty to share their research in a brown bag/workshop environment organized around short presentations and discussions of pre-circulated papers.
The Science, Magic, and Religion of Wine Terroirs will be presented by Deborah Heath. The paper invites discussion of two conference papers based on her ongoing research on wine and the notion of terroir, the taste of place. These both focus on the particular practices and provocative ideologies surrounding what is known as biodynamic agriculture as it is applied to wine production. Professor Heath is interested in the ways in which alternative notions of science are invoked and contested with respect to terroir, viticulture, biodynamics, and the environment.