From Cloth Oil to Extra Virgin: The Changing Meaning of Italian Olive Oil in Recent Centuries

TIME: 6pm – 7.30PM

By: Carl Ipsen

This seminar will discuss Italian olive oil between the 18th and 21st centuries, a period that saw the rise and fall of industrial olive oil, used for for wool and soap manufacture and lamp fuel; evolving technologies including chemical rectification and eventually continuous cycle production; the development of olive oil for consumption and a growing import and export market; and a series of successes and problems for extra-virgin olive oil since its inception in 1960.

We have adapted the organization of Seminars and Conferences in respect of the government health provisions to guarantee strict compliance from all those involved in the academic experience (students, teachers, administrative staff), in an effort to safeguard everyone’s safety.

For this reason all the conferences will take place remotely and will be recorded; each of them will have a virtual classroom available on the BlackBoard e-learning platform that will be exactly comunicated.

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