“A New Epicurean Atlas of Oregon” Roundtable

February 8, 2012
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

Lorane Valley, Oregon—wine country



330 Hendricks Hall
Jane Grant Conference Room
UO campus

FITF Works-in-Progress Series

Sponsored by the Food in the Field Research Interest Group, UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Jim Meacham, Senior Research Associate and Administrative and Research Director, InfoGraphics Lab, “A New Epicurean Atlas of Oregon” roundtable. Join us for a lively discussion at a roundtable with Jim Meacham (director, UO InfoGraphics Lab) and Lindsay Naylor (PhD candidate, UO Department of Geography) to discuss budding plans for a new epicurean atlas of Oregon.

Meacham will present the atlas creation approach used in the creation of the Atlas of Oregon, and the recently completed Atlas of Yellowstone, for which he served as cartographic editor. Meacham and Naylor will discuss the application of  these methods in the creation of a new food-based atlas of Oregon. A central goal for the project is the creation of a map and data graphic–based product (or collection of products) that communicates the unique geographic character of food production, access, and consumption in Oregon, with an emphasis on the importance of food quality and deliciousness. Meacham and Naylor have drafted a table of contents that includes sections on Oregon’s geographic setting, physical geography (including soils and climate), human geography (including history, economics, contemporary trends, and cultural influences), food production, food access, gastronomy, and social issues. This project is in the exploration phase. The round-table session is an opportunity to brainstorm ideas and gain critical input from the FITF research community for the project.