Watch this interactive short teaser of a lecture by Culinary historian Robert Sung. This is a talk in which foodies will take delight. As part of the current exhibition in the Chung Collection room, highlighting historical food menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Sung’s talk highlights the historical period of the menus in Canadian history.

Please visit: http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/robertsung to watch this lecture webcast!


About the Speaker
Bobby Hot Pot color 2-1Robert (Bob) Sung is currently the President of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia.  A Fourth-­Generation Canadian, Bob has a passion for culinary arts & history. He was educated at the University of Hawaii for Business Administration and at the Dubrulle Culinary Institute for Professional Culinary Training. For over twenty-­‐five years, his personal & business life have revolved around the Food & Hospitality Industry. Bob’s purpose is to educate and entertain from a culinary & cultural approach. In terms of outreach, he is a member of both the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee, and serves as an advisor to the Asian Heritage Month Society.


UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections teamed up with local historian Larry Wong to create the exhibit. Wong, author of Dim Sum Stories, curated a series of menus for the exhibition, “Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit: Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels.”

UBC Library’s Chung Collection contains more than 1,000 menus, ranging from the 1890s to 1980s.  The majority of the menus are in English, but there are a few unique menus in Chinese, Japanese, French and even German. Featuring unique historical delicacies, these menus offer a glimpse of “the elegance of dining” in the early days, says Wong.

The exhibition features CPR menus exclusively, but local foodies can also enjoy a few digitized menus from Vancouver’s Chinatown. Six menus are currently online and there are plans to add more over the summer.  The exhibition is currently on display in the Chung Collection exhibition room until the end of 2014.

Experience c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre's exhibition gallery, 2nd floor, 6.00am to 1.00am.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:00-8:30 pm (MBA House, 3385 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC) - Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Monday, May 25, 2015, 6:30-9:00 pm, VanDusen Botanical Gardens (5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC)

LorraineTitled Which Self? The Rationalities of Self-Interest from the Enlightenment to the Cold War, this year’s Stephen M. Straker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Lorraine J. Daston, one of the world’s leading historians of science. Drawing from her own work on the history of conceptions of reason and rationality, Prof. Daston will explore the complex interaction between rationality and interestedness. Join us as she addresses important questions such as how reason can be, at one time, conceived as intrinsically disinterested and, at another, necessarily directed toward the rational agent’s self-interest.Speaker


Speaker

Lorraine J. Daston is one of the world’s leading historians of science, is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Daston has held visiting or continuing appointments with institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, Göttingen, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has also held fellowships in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung in Bielefeld, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Institut des études avancées in Paris. In 2012, Daston was awarded the History of Science Society’s George Sarton Medal, a lifetime achievement award that is given annually to an outstanding historian of science from the international community.  Daston’s Straker Lecture will be drawn from her continuing work on the history of rationality.


Information About the Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture

Stephen Straker (1942-2004) was an historian of science at UBC for thirty years and the chief inspiration for the creation of the STS program. We honour his memory with an annual distinguished lecture. Stephen was an award-winning teacher; some of his own undergraduate lectures in history of science have been preserved here: http://www.archive.org/details/StephenStrakerLecture1a


***To attend this year’s Straker Lecture, click here.***

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