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Call for Papers on Human-Plant relationships

1st March 2017

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For an upcoming symposium to be hosted by the Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD), we are seeking papers and posters that explore the diversity of Plant Worlds and their contemporary transformations, historically and cross-culturally, and while we are open to all topics that students might be pursing in this broad field, we highlight the following areas of interest:

  • The dynamics of plant knowledge: formation, instantiation, transmission and transformation
  • The new bioeconomy: bioprospecting in the new global disorder
  • Biocultural diversity conservation: experiences of engagement with salvage ethnobotany, language preservation and plant conservation
  • Multispecies ethnobotany: examining the dynamic relationships among people, plants and animals in the Anthropocene

Abstracts of 300 words (max.) for 20 minute oral, or poster, presentation on any of the themes outlined above are invited from masters and doctoral level students in any field concerned with plant knowledge and its production. Postgraduates, undergraduates, post-doctoral and early career researchers, as well as more senior academics are welcome to attend the conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31st 2017
Abstracts should be emailed to

For full details of the symposium, please visit the event webpage.

Bursaries: A number of travel bursaries are available for student presenters.
If interested please enquire when submitting your abstract.


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