Greetings from Rimba Ilmu!
Come join us for a public seminar on ethnobotanical collections all the way from Wales, United Kingdom.
Date: 7 September 2023, Thursday
Time: 2.00pm - 3.15pm
Location: Auditorium - Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Admission is FREE
Fiona Roberts is a collaborative PhD student at Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. Fiona has a BSc in Anthropology from University College London and following this, worked in the fundraising team for the Indigenous rights campaigning charity Survival International. She has an MSc in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent, where her dissertation focused on migration and culinary plant use in London's Singaporean and Malaysian diaspora.
Her PhD research investigates decolonial and more-than-human approaches to ethnobotany curation, focusing on the colonial and postcolonial transfer of culinary spices, knowledge and practices from South and Southeast Asia to Wales, inspired by her mixed Singaporean/Anglo-Indian and British heritage.
This event is hosted by Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden and UM Sustainability & Development Centre
Supported by The Habitat Foundation
Established in 1974, this 60-hectare tropical botanic garden nests in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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