Chicago Humanities Festival

Lecture Series

Saturday, November 3, 2018


International House Assembly Hall

Since 1989, the Chicago Humanities Festival has presented hundreds of programs that aim to expose individuals to important ideas in Humanities-related disciplines. The 2018 Fallfest will explore this year's theme—Graphic!—through thought-provoking programs featuring prominent speakers.


Marion Nestle: Unsavory Traits 
Saturday, November 3 - 10:30-11:30am
Is chocolate heart-healthy? Do pomegranates help cheat death? Nutritionist and nutrition policy advisor Marion Nestle reveals ways the food industry manipulates nutrition science to support its own profit goals—to the detriment of public health—and suggests what we can do to take back the truth. 


David Scott Kastan: Living Color 
Saturday, November 3 - 12:30-1:30pm
In his new book On Color, Yale literature professor David Scott Kastan, in collaboration with artist Stephen Farthing, has assembled a thoughtful investigation into the ways we see, perceive, understand, and codify color. Join Kastan as he divulges how ten individual colors, from the redness of roses to the racial dynamics of yellow, have gathered historical, literary, cultural, political, and philosophical meaning and matter, and in doing so, have shaped our social and moral imaginations.

Open to the public. Tickets available online at | by phone at 312-605-8444 | or at the door. 


Presented by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series and the Chicago Humanities Festival. 

Marion Nestle

Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University

Unsavory Truth by Marion Nestle

David Scott Kastan

George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University

On Color by David Scott Kastan