On this page, you can find links to critical plant studies projects and (mostly) academic plant networks. If you would like to have your project listed here, please contact a member of the Herbaria 3.0 team directly, or reach us through the “Contact Us” page.
This research network focuses on the conceptualization of plants, their agency, and their cultural/natural impact in order to shape the emerging field of literary and cultural plant studies. For this purpose, we bring together scholars across disciplines who work with a wide range of approaches from already established fields such as animal studies, environmental humanities, posthumanism, traditional philology, eco-criticism, language philosophy, cultural as well as queer and gender studies. We hope that the network will inspire projects that map the topics, theories, and methods specific to literary/cultural/critical plant studies, in order to outline this burgeoning research field and determine its stakes and possibilities.
Biodiversity Collections Network: Building a Community to Advance and Sustain Digitized Biocollections:
The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) is a five-year national initiative funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the development of a new, sustainable community of practice that will ensure that all U.S. biodiversity collections are digitally available for research, education, informed decision-making, and other scholarly and creative activities.
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