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Geography of Pasta

Hosted by the University of Delaware Department of Geography

Davide Papotti SmallWhen

Monday, March 6, 2017
5:30 p.m.


Kirkbride Hall 004
114 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716


About this Lecture

University of Parma’s Papotti to deliver invited lecture on the geography of Italian pasta.

The lecture is hosted by the Department of Geography, which is housed in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, in celebration of the department’s 50th anniversary.

A noted geographer at the University of Parma, Italy, Papotti’s talk is entitled “A geography of Italian pasta: landscapes of productions,
landscapes of consumption.”

The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. A Question & Answer session will follow the lecture.

A post-lecture dinner featuring specialty pastas of Italy and paired wine also is planned at Caffé Gelato. Cost for the dinner is $50 per person. The deadline for reservations for the post-lecture dinner is Friday, March 3, and reservations can be made directly through Caffé Gelato or by calling (302) 738-5811.

According to Papotti, pasta is one of the most widely recognized symbols of Italian identity. Its production and consumption are important features through which Italians think about their own national identity, as well as consolidated international “flags” to promote commercial export and tourism. In his talk, Papotti will discuss the history of the production and consumption of pasta, while linking the territorial characteristics of the country with the historical events that influenced the economic, social and cultural consolidation of this national dish. He also will address the geographical component behind the images used in the promotion of this food.


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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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