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>CALL FOR PAPERS: "New Plants and Botany before Linnaeus".
>History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Cambridge MA, Nov 20-23, 2003.
>Session co-sponsored by the Botany Section, National Museum of
>Natural History, Smithsonian Institution,
>and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS).
>As a lead-up for the 300th anniversary of Linnaeus's birth
>(1707-1778), we propose a session on pre-Linnaean botany and the
>response to new plants. From prehistory onwards, people who use
>plants in their work - physicians, pharmacists, midwives,
>herb-gatherers, explorers, naturalists, chemists, gardeners, farmers,
>veterinarians, artisans - have encountered unfamiliar plants. Some of
>these plants were introduced from other places; some moved into new
>territory as the result of environmental change; some were sports or
>hybrids; some had been there all along, but had gone unnoticed.
>Before Linnaeus, there was no generally accepted way to name,
>catalogue, and characterize these 'non-descripts' - to use John Ray's
>term. We invite proposals of papers that analyze the discovery,
>dispersion, naturalization, uses, and intellectual impact of
>previously unknown plants before the mid-eighteenth century.
>Deadline for submission is April 1, 03. Please, send proposals (title
>and short abstract) to Alain Touwaide, at [log in to unmask], or
>to Karen Reeds, at [log in to unmask] For information about the
>meeting, see http://www.hssonline.org/meeting/index.html
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