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Partner event – Visions of Nature
Virtual Event | August 19, 2021 07:00pm - August 19, 2021 08:00pm
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens presents Landscapes of Whiteness: Colonialism, Exclusion, and Visions of Nature from the 1830s – 1930s
Presented by Elaine Ayers, PhD, faculty member, Program in Museum Studies at NYU
What does moss collecting have to do with the expansion of plantation agriculture? How did the founding of Yellowstone National Park contribute to theories of racial extermination and degeneration? How have museums, botanical gardens, and other cultural institutions facilitated in racial subjugation since their foundings? Unraveling the long history of environmentalism, colonialism, and race, this talk will discuss the complexities of conservation and the continued inequities that continue to plague natural history.
Image Credit: Plate VI, ill. E.W. Mark, in Hooker’s Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany, vol. 1 (1849). Courtesy of the Linda Hall Library.
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