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Centre for Biocultural Diversity

Conducting international research and providing training for capacity building

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Happy New Year 2021!

CBCD staff and students wish all our colleagues around the world a safe and happy 2021. We have an exciting year ahead, of research and teaching events, a series of webinars and new publications, and new content on our Youtube channel on the way. Stay tuned!

Coming Events

Book Launch: Nature Wars and The Nuaulu World of Plants by Emeritus Prof Roy Ellen

Thursday, 28 January 2021 from 15:00-17:00 UTC.

Online Register here

Sponsored by the RAI and CBCD


WEBINAR: From Menace to Medicine: Cannabis in Transition

The second in our series on People and Psychoactive Plants exploring exisiting stigma and new models of social regulation for plants such as tobacco, cannabis, and coca

Panel discussion with special guests led by Dr. Axel Klein

Thursday, 1st April 2021 from 13:00 to 15:00 UTC.

Online: Registration details to follow


“Save the Date”  RAI Conference: Anthropology and Conservation

This major interdisciplinary conference will be held virtually. It is jointly organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute, Forest Peoples Programme, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation, and the University of East Anglia. Details and timetable for panel proposals to follow shortly.

25th-29th October 2021

Online: Registration details to follow


For more information please contact Dr Raj Puri (rkp@kent.ac.uk), Director of the Centre for Biocultural Diversity at Kent.