UCL Spices and Medicine

presents a half-day symposium,

Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses

  • UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Square, London
  • Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Free event; pre-registration required.

Join us at University College London (UCL) for an afternoon of exploring the changing role of herbal traditions within our food and health systems through lectures and poster sessions. Invited speakers include Prof. Monique Simmonds OBE, Deputy Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and Prof. Sabine Anagnostou of Philipps-Universität Marburg and President of Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Pharmazie. The afternoon will be chaired by Prof. Michael Heinrich at the UCL School of Pharmacy. For more details and the latest updates, see our website or tweet us @UCLSpices.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.


We invite poster abstracts on both completed research and research in progress on topics related to the interface between food, medicine, and culture to the present day. This includes but is not limited to the history of science, medicine, and technology; economic history; anthropology; sociology; Chinese and other Asian studies; food and nutrition studies; pharmacy, phytochemistry, and pharmacognosy; museum and conservation studies; cultural studies; medical humanities; and biomedical and natural science research. Interdisciplinary poster abstracts are particularly encouraged.

If you would like to present a poster at the symposium, please send us an abstract (<350 words) to [email protected] by 12 September 2016. Include a full list of contributing authors and the format (landscape or portrait) and size (A0-A3) of your poster.

See you there!

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