Abstracts for papers given at the Dumbarton Oaks Fall 2013 Symposium, "The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century," October 4–5, 2013.
The Politics of Secular Pilgrimage: Paul-Émile’ Botta’s Red Sea Expedition 1836-39
Sahar Bazzaz, College of the Holy Cross
Botanical Conquistadors: Plants and Empire in the Hispanic Enlightenment
Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California
Bricolage of Flowers and Gardens: Agents of Early Modernization in Ottoman Istanbul
Deniz Çalış-Kural, Istanbul Bilgi University
On Diplomacy and the Botanical Gift: France and Mysore in 1788
Sarah Easterby-Smith, University of St Andrews
François Le Vaillant: Accidental Botanist?
Ian Glenn, University of Cape Town
“In Imperio Rutheno”: Johann Amman’s Stirpium Rariorum … (1739) and the Foundation of Russia’s Botanical Empire
Rachel Koroloff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Geography of Ginseng and the Strange Alchemy of Needs
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University
William Bartram's Drawing of a New Species of Arethusa (1796): Portrait of a Life
Amy Meyers, Yale Center for British Art
Humboldt’s Gifts and a Bountiful Harvest from the Tropical Lowlands of Western South America
Colin McEwan, Dumbarton Oaks
Allegories of Alterity: Flora’s Children as the Four Continents
Miranda Mollendorf, Harvard University
Making “Mongolian” Nature: Medicinal Plants and Qing Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century
Carla Nappi, University of British Columbia
Ornamental Exotica: Transplanting the Aesthetics of Tea Consumption
Romita Ray, Syracuse University
Metaphors of Empire: Chinese Gardens in Western Traveler’s Accounts
Bianca Maria Rinaldi, University of Camerino
Echoes of Empire: Redefining the Botanical Garden in Eighteenth-Century Tuscany
Anatole Tchikine, Dumbarton Oaks

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