Women, Men, and Plants in 19th-Century Canada: New Resources, New Perspectives

When:
October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – October 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
2017-10-19T13:00:00-04:00
2017-10-20T15:30:00-04:00
Where:
George Spragge Classroom, Archives of Ontario

Women, Men, and Plants in 19th-Century Canada:

New Resources, New Perspectives

Two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research

York University, Toronto

October 19-20, 2017

Location: George Spragge Classroom, Archives of Ontario

York University-Keele campus

134 Ian MacDonald Boulevard

Who shaped access to knowledge of plants in 19th-century Canada?

Led by Professor Ann B. Shteir, the workshop will convene academics, botanists, graduate students, and other researchers engaged by the topic of "plants," understood here as botanical and horticultural objects.

The workshop will emphasize the women and men who involved themselves in the world of plants in 19th-century Canada. Colonial, imperial, and comparative dimensions of this history will be apparent, as will the intersecting social formations of gender and class that brought plant-related activities into the lives of women and men at that time. The workshop's focus on new resources signals scholarly commitment to searching out materials about the role of plants in 19th-century Canada.

Visit the workshop website for more information.

Interested in attending?

Please click here to RSVP for the workshop and the public lunch
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Sponsors

The event is supported by a generous Connection grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Centre for Canadian Historical Horticultural Studies at Royal Botanical Gardens, and York's Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Office of the Vice-President Academic & Provost, the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and the Centre for Feminist Research.