APOP Lecture Series


APOP’s Lecture Series brings the work of cutting edge researchers at OSU’s anthropology department to your local brewery, coffee shop, or living room! Every semester we host two to three interactive events around the city. Topics include new findings related to our living primate relatives, new fossil finds, archaeology, and cultures around the world. Keep an eye out for these events on our calendar or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (@Ohio State APOP) for updates!

APOP+SFC Spring 2021 Lecture Series

The time is finally here to announce our panelist lineup for this semester’s lecture series with Slow Foods Columbus! Scroll below to check out the lineup, as well as to register for each event.

NEW THIS SEMESTER: We will be randomly selecting individuals at each event to receive giveaways related in some way to each of our speakers. To enter, register in advance using the links below; individuals will be chosen from among those present during the event itself (that is, you must be virtually present to win). Be sure to follow regularly Ohio State APOP and Slow Food Columbus on our social media channels to learn what the giveaways are. Panelists and members of either Ohio State APOP or Slow Food Columbus’s executive boards are ineligible to win.

Also new this semester: If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Mark Anthony Arceño (arceno.1@osu.edu). Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.


Brian Snyder, Executive Director

Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT), The Ohio State University

Masami Smith, Executive Director and Ty Smith, Project Director

Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO)

Andy Dehus, Co-Owner

Columbus Food Adventures 

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 6-7:15pm

Jeni Britton-Bauer, Owner

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Minister Aaron Hopkins, Founder and Antoinette Hopkins, Farm Manager

South Side Family Farms

Dr. Barbara Piperata, Professor

Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University

Register for our March event here!

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 6-7:15pm

Dr. Vinayak Shedekar, Research Scientist

Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

Hatice Küçüker, Co-Owner

Tulip Cafe

Pramod Lama, Co-Owner

Momo Ghar

Register for April event here!


As indicated above, each of our lecture series events will take place on the second Tuesday of the month, from 6-7:15pm. The entire series is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.

Registrants may attend via CarmenZoom or via phone; either way, you must register in advance to receive the appropriate login information (and to get the chance to win one of our giveaways!). For those who are unable to attend, please note that each event will be recorded and posted to our YouTube Channel. To visit our Channel and view our previously recorded events (and soon our upcoming ones), please click this link.

For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Slow Food Columbus Chair of Special Events and Programming and APOP Lecture Series Team Leader Mark Anthony Arceño at markanthony@slowfoodcolumbus.org.


We will update this page throughout the semester as registration links expire and recorded sessions are uploaded.