Botany, Race and Empire – Jason Irving at the Linnean Society

illustration of cashew (Anarcadium occidentale L.) by Rev John Lindsay
  "illustration of cashew (Anarcadium occidentale L.) by Rev John Lindsay" by Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

Jason Irving completed his MSc in Ethnobotany at Kent in 2018 and is now embarking on his PhD having secured a prestigious British Society for the History of Science Engagement Fellowship.

Jason is conducting research into the use of Jamaican medicinal plants.  His Fellowship enables him to work with the natural history collections at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery curated by Rhian Rowson.  You can read more about Jason’s research and his fellowship via his blog.

This week Jason is taking his research to The Linnean Society Student Conference being held in London.  As one of the selected speakers for the conference Jason will be speaking on, Bioprospecting in 18th century Jamaica – Botany, Race and Empire.

The associated image is a scan from the manuscript Jason will be talking about at the conference ‘illustration of cashew (Anarcadium occidentale L.) by Rev John Lindsay’. Credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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