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Events within the Plant Humanities Initiative provide an opportunity for fellows and researchers to engage with the Rare Book Collection in meaningful ways, initiate dialogue with senior scholars and librarians, and collaborate with individuals and institutions participating in the emerging field of Plant Humanities. These events also help identify further research and digitization priorities in the collection.

Upcoming Events

Humanistic Uses of Herbaria

March 19, 2021 | Joint colloquium hosted by the Humanities Institute, New York Botanical Garden, and Dumbarton Oaks


Past Events

Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants

January 10, 2020 | Organized by Yota Batsaki and Anatole Tchikine

The study day, designed to inform the upcoming exhibition Margaret  Mee: Portraits of Plants, brought together experts and practitioners of botany, botanical art and illustration, early modern print culture, and conservation. Sessions covered a range of topics related to the exhibition, which included “The Art and Science of Botanical Painting,” “The Reproduction and Dissemination of Botanical Knowledge,” and “Plants in Context: Ecosystems of the Amazon.”