Latin American Plant Humanities Workshop

This online workshop is designed as an introduction for postgraduate students and early career scholars working in Latin American Studies or adjacent fields who are interested in plant humanities and would like to learn more about this exciting area of research.

With the aim of complementing the extensive scholarship that is already going on in this field in Latin America and the US, this session will primarily spotlight work that is taking place in the UK. We will hear from five experts about their research in Latin American plant humanities, as well as learning about collections that may be of interest for your own investigations.


Elizabeth Chant (University of Warwick, & Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IMLR): Programme Welcome

Lesley Wylie (University of Leicester): ‘Plants in the archive. Tracing vegetal roots in Carpentier and Neruda’

Iris Bachmann (British Library): Accessing the British Library

Luciana Martins (Birkbeck, University of London) and Lindsay Sekulowicz (University of Brighton/Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew): ‘Biocultural collections: learning to work together’

Kristan Hanson (Dumbarton Oaks): ‘The Plant Humanities Initiative at Dumbarton Oaks’