CALL FOR PAPERS: Descartes Centre, Circulation of knowledge regarding non-European plants and plant components

The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Huygens ING, and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre invite abstracts for papers on the circulation of knowledge regarding non-European plants and plant components, to which therapeutic properties were attributed in the early modern period (1500-1800) for their conference, to be held in Leiden, the Netherlands, 15 April to 17 April 2015.

We encourage presentations that utilize digital methods for the history of botany and pharmacy (e.g. digital visualizations of pharmaceutical networks) and presentations that are based on non-printed and/or non-textual cultural and scientific heritage (e.g. letters, cabinets of curiosities, collections of materia medica, herbals, medical chests, etc.).

Abstracts should contain no more than 400 words (for 15 minute presentations) and should be sent before 15 November 2014 to Peter van den Hooff (Descartes Centre) at For details and registration, please consult

Peter C. van den Hooff, MA | academic staff member | Utrecht University | Faculty of Science | Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education | Division of History and Philosophy of Science | Visiting address: Buys Ballot Building, Princetonplein 5,3584 CC Utrecht | Room 4.69 | Mailing address: PO box 85170, 3508 AD Utrecht | | +31 (0)30 253 5697 (office) | +31 (0)6 38 48 07 58 (mobile) | |