During the 2013-14 academic year, Temple University Libraries' Beyond the Page series framed critical conversations around the theme of food. Panels, presentations, lectures and discussions examined food and food-related projects through aesthetics, the social sciences, resource inequity, public health, media, the culture of critique, communities, planning, design and other topics of importance at our university and in our community. Conversations on obesity, urban agriculture and the local food movement addressed food’s impact on individual health and communal wellness. The series also explored cultural traditions through programs on the history of Thanksgiving dishes, Philadelphia foods and more.
Temple University Libraries hosted a series of conversations on the subject of food, with talks on obesity, urban agriculture and the local foods movement.