Course Code: 4XVG08A21
Start Date: 30/09/2021Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 8
Murdered, shipwrecked, diseased, abandoned, and insane – the life of a plant hunter! Finding time between munities, plagues and landslides to track down, pack up, label, and ship plants back to their sponsors, plant hunters led lives poised between the academic and the piratical, the nurseryman and the thief. Battling what one called “the not infrequent disasters attending such undertakings”, some were willing, others heartbroken, but most were just doing what their job description demanded: We will explore the histories of these intrepid individuals (male and female!) from the 17th century onwards.
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THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM