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Food for Thought Lecture Series: Conversation with Bryant Terry and Taryn D. Jordan

April 3 | 6:30 PM | Greene Block + Studios

Join us for a community conversation with Keynote Speaker Bryant Terry and Taryn D. Jordan, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Colgate University.

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Food for Thought Keynote Speaker: Bryant Terry

April 4, 2023 | Ostrove Auditorium | Colby College

The Center for the Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce that Bryant Terry is our Food for Thought Keynote speaker. Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, and critically acclaimed author fighting for a more just and sustainable food system.


Food For Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series: Black Food Futures

April 10 | 7:00 PM | Live Zoom event

Dr. Ashanté Reese is assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at TheUniversity of Texas at Austin. She earned a PhD in Anthropology from American University and a bachelors of arts in History with a minor in African American studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. 


Food For Thought

Food highlights a living paradox: it represents the key ingredient that binds us together, and yet divides us when power dynamics and privilege are at play. By shedding light on these intricate realities, “Food for Thought’ seeks to problematize and critically assess the complex social, cultural, environmental, political relationships that we have with food.

The Center By The Numbers

Since 2012, the Center has supported:

Research Grants
Student Internships
Humanities Labs
Environmental Humanities courses

See how Colby Students and making an impact in Maine and across the globe


The Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities! If you are an academic, artist, activist, or independent scholar with a passion for the Environmental Humanities, we invite you to join us in beautiful Maine from July 30-August 6, 2023, for a week of seminars, lectures, workshops, field trips, and other events.