Re: Query: Maps and Disease -- Maps and Economic Crisis... (G. Barger, The pharmaceutical or medico-botanical map of the world,1870)



This map at the National Library of Scotland gives a wonderful picture of the global commerce in herbal medicines and other natural products (eg sperm oil; ammoniacum; shellac) in the late 19th C: 


Dec. 12 MHS Environmental History Seminar

Boston Environmental History Seminar at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 5:15 PM

Hannah Anderson, University of Pennsylvania
Lived Botany: Settler Colonialism, Household Knowledge Production, and Natural History in Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania
Comment: Thomas Wickman, Trinity College

Open Call for Papers: ICTAM IX 2017 “Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations, Transformations”

The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicines (IASTAM) is now accepting applications for abstracts of papers for ICTAM IX — the leading international congress on the study of Asian medicine that will be held at Kiel University, August 6–12, 2017. We encourage papers that develop the theme of the congress “Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations” by revisiting old paradigms in the spirit of new research.

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