About the interviews

At present, the network of public historians engaged in new forms of food and farming interpretation is improvisational, decentralized, and inquisitive, working in hybridized ways that draw on vocabularies well outside of museum-like institutions, iterating and redesigning with each new initiative. There are few fixed models here, and a good deal of experimentation and speculation, tacking back and forth between tried-and-true techniques and a sense of exploring areas not yet fully defined. (p 7)

Public History and the Food Movement includes interviews with eight people whose work shows us some of the possibilities (and sometimes also the limitations and challenges) within those still-to-be-explored areas. Click on the links below to learn more.

Rolf Diamant
Brian Donahue
Niaz Dorry
Anne Effland
Lisa Junkin Lopez
Darwin Kelsey
Valerie Segrest
Severine von Tscharner Fleming