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Emerging Scholar Lunch Talk with Professor Carolyn Roberts

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
12 PM
CSSJ Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street

Broken World Botany: Collecting Enslaved Medical and Botanical Knowledge in West Africa during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Join us for a CSSJ Lunch Talk with Professor Carolyn Roberts, entitled, "Broken World Botany: Collecting Enslaved Medical and Botanical Knowledge in West Africa during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade."

nid%3D3349%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneCarolyn Roberts is an historian of early modern medicine. Her research and teaching interests broadly concern medicine, race, and slavery in the Atlantic world. Her current book project, To Heal and to Harm: Medicine, Knowledge, and Power in the Atlantic Slave Trade, is the first full-length study of the history of medicine in the British slave trade. The project studies the pharmaceutical and medical labor performed by a largely unknown group of African and British women and men, both enslaved and free. Their knowledge of pharmacy, surgery, and herbalism was mobilized to sustain the largest coerced oceanic migration in human history. Carolyn holds degrees from Harvard University, Andover Newton Theological School, and Dartmouth College.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.


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