The Department of History

College of Arts & Sciences

Tore Olsson Speaks to Food Studies Scholars in Chicago

Olsson LectureTore Olsson, assistant professor of twentieth century U.S. history, was invited to speak to the Chicago Area Food Studies Working Group in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, October 3, about his current book project. The talk was a part of a lecture series titled “New Research in Food Studies,” and was sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Olsson’s talk was titled “Food, Farms, and Global Poverty: Rethinking the History of the Green Revolution.” In his lecture, Olsson described how the Green Revolution – the project to teach scientific agriculture to Third World farmers in the years after World War II – had its roots in earlier philanthropic work among southern cotton farmers during the 1900s and 1910s, thus linking campaigns against regional poverty in the American South with later ones in the so-called Global South.

Comments are closed.

Contribute to a big idea. Give to the Department of History.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System