FW: Food For Thought: 21st Century Perspectives on Ethnobotany, 24-25 September 2010, NMNH
- Subject: Food For Thought: 21st Century Perspectives on Ethnobotany, 24-25 September 2010, NMNH
Register online by September 15, 2009
The Office of the Associate Director for Research and Collections will cover the registration on a first-come, first-served basis for NMNH staff members and their postdoctoral fellows. This registration fee covers the costs of the symposium sessions, receptions, a boxed lunch, and the Saturday symposium dinner. On the registration page, check the "Smithsonian Staff" box.
The Ninth Annual
Smithsonian Botanical Symposium
September 24-25, 2010
Hosted by the Departments of Botany and Anthropology, NMNH
In collaboration with the United States Botanic Garden
Supported by the Cuatrecasas Family Foundation
"Food For Thought: 21st Century Perspectives on Ethnobotany"
People are dependent upon plants for food, clothing, medicine, fuel and other necessities of life. Humans and plants have interacted for as long as humans have existed, but our relationship is not static. Since the advent of agriculture we have exerted evolutionary pressure on plants that are of importance to us. Indigenous and industrialized societies have interacted with plants in their environments and influenced not only crop plants, but also cultural landscapes. The Symposium will examine the 21st century transformation of the study of interactions between plants and people. The invited speakers will cover a wide range of topics: from the role molecular biology now has in elucidating crop domestication to the ways in which peoples across myriad ecosystems interact with specific plants and landscapes.
· Ruth Defries
· Kenneth M. Olsen
Washington University in St. Louis
· Eve Emshwiller
University of Wisconsin
· Torben Rick
National Museum of Natural History
· Cameron L. McNeil
Lehman College, The City University of New York
· Julie Velásquez Runk
University of Georgia
· Allison Miller
St. Louis University
Friday, September 24
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception, The United States Botanic Garden
Saturday, September 25
8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Lectures and Discussion, Baird Auditorium, NMNH
5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reception and Dinner, Museum Rotunda, NMNH
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