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Plants, People, and the Humanities

This series of events explores research in the humanities and other disciplines concerning the relationship between people and plants. The series is hosted by the Glasscock Center’s Humanities: Land Sea Space initiative. During 2021-2022, LAND features as our main theme and, through it, we explore the deep, foundational role that plants play in the ecosystems that support life on Earth. These events highlight the variety of human-plant relationships—from individual relationships like those experienced in a garden, to broad, societal relationships and dependencies on land like agriculture and forestry—and how these relationships are expressed through different worldviews and contexts.

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Humanities & Science Exchanges: Human-Plant Relationships

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Leach Teaching Gardens Pavilion, Texas A&M campus
4:15-6:15pm

Please RSVP at tx.ag/PlantsRSVP

Speakers: Dr. Allison Hopkins (Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M) & Dr. Kenneth R. Hurst (Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M)

4:15 PM: Opening and Introductions

4:30 - 5:15 PM: Discussion between speakers

5:15 - 5:40 PM: Q&A

5:40 PM: Closing Remarks

5:45 - 6:15 PM: Attendees tour the gardens

 

Allison Hopkins
Dr. Hopkins is a medical and ecological anthropologist specializing in interdisciplinary research on the connections between globalization and/or social relationships and human health. Specifically, she focuses on understanding the knowledge people have about local resources, how that knowledge relates to their behavior, what factors are associated with variation in their knowledge and behavior, and ultimately how that relates to health. She researches these issues in varying contexts, with different populations, types of knowledge and factors at play.

 

Kenneth R. Hurst
Dr. Hurst’s research seeks to document evidenced-based support for the contribution individual park elements, and accessible design makes toward increased levels of use and physical activity in urban park environments.  He holds BSLA and MLA degrees and a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University (2016).  He currently is full-time faculty at Texas A&M, serves as co-chair of the ASLA Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN, and maintains an active consultancy in Parks and playgrounds.

 

 

 

If you like this series of events, you may also be interested in Growing Harmony, an original work of location-aware music for the Teaching Gardens which has been commissioned by AVPA.

 

TAMU Students can earn MaroonBase points for this event!

Each 200 points enters you 1 time in the monthly drawing where 3 students win $500 each! Prizes are funded by a donation from a former student. Download the app, create an account, attend our event, and check in on the app! For a complete list of prizes, rules, FAQ’s, and how to redeem your points for prizes, please visit the MaroonBase Student App page.

 


Exploring People-Plant Relationships in the Arts and Philosophy

Friday, November 5, 2021
Zoom Webinar | Register at tx.ag/PlantsRegistration
10:00am - 1:15pm Central Time

This webinar, hosted by the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University, features talks and discussion by artists and philosophers exploring people-plant relationships in gardens and the rural landscape.

10:00: Dr. Emily Brady (Texas A&M), Opening remarks

10:10-10:50: Dr. Isis Brook (Crossfields Institute) | “Engaging with the Plant Realm”

10:50-11:10: Q&A

11:10-11:20: Break

11:20-12:00: Dr. Reiko Goto and Dr. Tim Collins (Collins & Goto Studio) | “Ancient boglands and the Irish peat industry: Does Culture Mitigate Ecocide?”

12.00-12.20: Q&A

12:20-12:30: Break

12:30-12:50: Dr. Marcello Di Paola (University of Palermo), Respondent

12:50-1:15: Closing discussion

Isis Brook

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcello Di Paola

 

TAMU Students can earn MaroonBase points for this event!

Each 200 points enters you 1 time in the monthly drawing where 3 students win $500 each! Prizes are funded by a donation from a former student. Download the app, create an account, attend our event, and check in on the app! For a complete list of prizes, rules, FAQ’s, and how to redeem your points for prizes, please visit the MaroonBase Student App page.

 

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