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.
Literary and Cultural Plant Studies Network
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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