Ethnobotany at Harvard


John de la Parra, PhD, Associate, Harvard University Herbarium and Ethnobotanist Historically, plants have provided humans with most of our drugs, fibers, food, dyes, perfumes, building materials, and even musical instruments. But how has this diverse and fascinating field been studied and what has been learned? In fact, for over 100 years, Harvard has played a pivotal role in the study of human-plant interactions, leading to the creation of the field of ethnobotany. In this interactive lecture we will explore the science and history of some of the most important Harvard botanists and explorers through their unique specimens – now housed in the Harvard University Herbarium. Fee $30 Register at or call 617-384-5277.


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Wed May 22, 2019 12:00 pm To Wed - May 22, 2019
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Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries

22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
United States

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