Roy Ellen wins Book Award
Emeritus Professor Roy Ellen’s 2021 book, The Nuaulu World of Plants. Ethnobotanical Cognition, Knowledge and Practice Among a People of Seram, Eastern Indonesia
(Sean Kingston Publishing), has won the 2022 Mary W. Klinger Book Award given by the Society for Economic Botany for an outstanding book published in the discipline of Economic/Ethno Botany.
The Nuaulu World of Plants is the culmination of Roy Ellen’s anthropological fieldwork on the eastern Indonesian island of Seram, and of comparative enquiries into the bases of human classificatory activity through the study of ethnobiological knowledge over a fifty year period.
May 29-June 2nd 2022 – University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Finally, after a long wait of 2 years the ISE and SEB reconvene for a joint meeting in Jamaica, hosted by the University of the West Indies. Expect a flurry of innovative blogs, posters, papers, books and videos to emerge from these meetings, always a trend setter!
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 13:00 -Friday, 24 June 2022 20:00
The Linnean Society ONLINE: Register here
From tea to teapots; from taste to trade. This meeting will explore natural histories, Chinese porcelain, tea’s impact on literature and more.
Dr Mark Nesbitt (Kew, CBCD Affiliate Staff) and Kent Ethnobotany alum Aurura Prehn (Kew, MOBOT) will present ongoing research on Tea in the Economic Botany Collections held at RBG Kew. (Wed Jun 22nd).
Past Events ONLINE
Coca leaf and coca products: uses, safety, medical applications, and regulatory challenges
Recording available at: JUST COCA 2022
Our third in the webinar series People and Psychoactive Plants exploring exisiting stigma and new models of social regulation for psychoactive plants.
Kent-Kew Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture 2021
Professor Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana (UAM, Real Jardin Botanique, Madrid)
Protecting traditional botanical knowledge in the era of open science: lessons learned from Spain
A lecture on documenting and preserving traditional botanical knowledge, especially that of wild plant foods and medicines across Spain.
Tuesday 12 October, 2021, Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens. More information here
WEBINAR: People and Psychoactive Plants
Webinar series exploring exisiting stigma and new models of social regulation for tobacco, cannabis, coca, and alcohol.
From Menace to Medicine: Cannabis in Transition
Panel discussion held April 1st 2021, with special guests led by Dr. Axel Klein Panel, bios and video interviews
Tobacco 15 years after the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – Global Governance, local stigma
Panel discussions held 30th September and 1st October 2020, with special guests led by Dr. Axel Klein Panel Recordings here
2020 Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture
Dr. Ina Vandebroek, The New York Botanical Garden, Caribbean Ethnobotany: Herbs, Health and Heritage Across Borders. Held Ocotboer 13, 2020. Ethnobotany Lecture
Book Launch with Prof Roy Ellen
A recording of the event will be available on the RAI YouTube channel.
See our new CBCD YOUTUBE Channel for more content.
For more information please contact Dr Raj Puri (email@example.com), Director of the Centre for Biocultural Diversity at Kent.