Plants of the Amazon: New Directions in Conversation

March 31, 2022 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Plants of the Amazon

Join us in thinking about and thinking with plants in the Amazon as part of the FHI Amazon Lab 2022 Plant Symposium. 

In anthropology, we might say that plants are "good to think with." Thinking about them helps us see how we understand and fit into the world. But what if plants are more than just living instruments, what if plants are persons? What if plants are teachers and not merely adornments? What if plants are guides?

Our roundtable on plants of the Amazon opens a space for dialogue on key turns in theoretical approaches to the study of/with plants, research methodology innovations, ethical interventions, connections and continuities of plant practices beyond the Amazonian region. 

Roundtable Featuring:

- Mireia Campanera Reig (Cultural Anthropology, University of Rovira i Virgili)

- Christine Folch (Cultural Anthropology, Duke Univ.)

- Ruth Goldstein (Gender & Women's Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin)

- Chris Jarrett (Environmental Social Scientist, The Field Museum)

Thursday, March 31, 3:00-4:30pm EST

Via Zoom 
In-person: at Duke Univ., Smith Warehouse, Bay 5, Amazon Lab

This event is Part 2 of the Amazon Lab's symposium on Plants of the Amazon. Part 1 is a talk by Lúcia G. Lohmann on "The Amazon Rainforest: An Evolutionary Tale," March 30, 8pm -
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  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)