Shippensburg University talks burrito history

Shippensburg University will host Dr. Jonathan Reynolds during its annual world history lecture series on March 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main chapel. The lecture “History in your hands,” will explore what the burrito tells us about world history. 

Reynolds, professor of history at Northern Kentucky University, teaches courses on African, world and food history. His lecture will discuss what food items, specifically the burrito, can tells us about recent culinary history, identity and cultural exchange.

The lecture comes to life beforehand with a special dinner at Reisner Dining Hall. A burrito bar and foods of Latin and Central America will be showcased during the dinner. Cost for the dinner is $10 for the public and students may use their meal plans to attend.

The lecture, sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy, History Club and the College of Arts and Sciences is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Steven Burg at