The Surprising History of Household Electric Refrigeration

How did the electric refrigerator become an essential kitchen appliance? How was it decided what foods ought to be refrigerated? What were some unexpected outcomes, not predicted by either home economists or refrigerator manufacturers? These and other questions that you may never have considered before will be considered in this presentation by Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Professor of Religion, and Betsey Dyer, Professor of Biology. Be prepared to explain why you choose to keep your butter either in the refrigerator or on the counter.

The talk is scheduled to be held in PDR on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.