632[BSW] Next meeting: May 6 - Jonathan Amith
- Apr 15, 2014May 6th meeting + April 19 field trip
The May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 PM. The speaker, Jonathan
Amith, had been scheduled to speak in March but that meeting was cancelled
because of the snow.
Flyer for meeting: http://botsoc.org/may14.doc
He will give a short talk which will be followed by a screening of
Ethnobotany, Material Culture, and Linguistics:
A documentary film about an elderly Nahuatl-speaking man, Silvestre
Pantaleón, provides a window into a precarious world of rapid change: the
demise of an endangered language, a shifting local ecology, and the
displacement of local crafts by commercial manufactures. Approaching
ethnobotany from the perspective of linguistics and material culture
creates an opportunity to explore the impact of the aforementioned changes
on how local flora is talked about and used.
Location: VZ Conference Room WG33 (West Wing-Ground floor) Smithsonian
Institution, National Museum of Natural History
ALL ARE WELCOME
Light refreshments will be served
Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (202-347-7707), diagonally across from the
Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the
museum. Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue) is the closest Metro Station and
Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue) is nearby.
If you do not have an SI badge, please let Rob Soreng (sorengr@...)
know by May 5 if you are coming to the meeting so that he can arrange for
The second trip of the season to Bear Island and the Canal is coming up
this Saturday, April 19. Meet across from Old Angler's at 9 a.m.
Map for meeting spot: http://goo.gl/maps/NE7HT
More info: http://botsoc.org/bswfieldtrips.html