Latin American Plant Humanities Workshop

Latin American Plant Humanities Workshop
8 June 2022, 2.00pm - 4.40pm

Image: Illustration of Desfontainia spinosa (Chilean Holly) from Claudio Gay’s Atlas de la historia física y política de Chile (1854), Biblioteca Nacional Digital de Chile

Organised by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

This online workshop is designed as an introduction for postgraduate students and early career scholars working in Latin American Studies or adjacent fields who are interested in plant humanities and would like to learn more about this exciting area of research. 

With the aim of complementing the extensive scholarship that is already going on in this field in Latin America and the US, this session will primarily spotlight work that is taking place in the UK. We will hear from five experts about their research in Latin American plant humanities, as well as learning about collections that may be of interest for your own investigations.

Programme (all times are in BST)

14:00 Welcome from Elizabeth Chant (University of Warwick, & Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IMLR)

14:10 Lesley Wylie (University of Leicester):
‘Plants in the archive. Tracing vegetal roots in Carpentier and Neruda’

14:50 Iris Bachmann (British Library): Accessing the British Library

14:55  Break

15:20 Luciana Martins (Birkbeck, University of London) and Lindsay Sekulowicz (University of Brighton/Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew): ‘Biocultural collections: learning to work together’ 

16:00 Kristan Hanson (Dumbarton Oaks): ‘The Plant Humanities Initiative at Dumbarton Oaks’ 
Plant Humanities Initiative 
Introducing the Plant Humanities Lab

16:40 Close

All are welcome to attend this free workshop, which will be held online via zoom. You will need to register in advance to receive the online joining link. Please click on the Book Now button below to register.

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Cathy Collins