15 search results for “ethnobotany” in the Public website
Natural Products Lab
We focus on natural products research, traditional medicine, ethnobotany and phytochemistry.
Mireia Alcantara Rodriguez
Tinde van Andel
Unlocking the doors of the Leiden treasure rooms
Which plants are depicted, described or collected in these century-old objects? Who made these objects, where and for what purpose? What is their scientific and societal relevance today?
Transcultural Health Care Utilisation in Serengeti of Tanzania: Towards Applied Ethnoscience in Public Health Management
The research provides insight into disease behavior in both rural and semi-urban areas in Serengeti in Tanzania.
Divine Fertility: Practices, Materiality and Sacred Landscapes in the Horn of Africa
This project examines the notion of sacred fertility and sacred landscapes, associated rituals and material culture, both archaeological and ethnographic manifestations in the Horn of Africa.
Fertility and fontanels: women’s knowledge of medicinal plants for reproductive health and childcare in western Africa
Promotor: Prof.dr. E.F. Smets, Co-promotor: T.R. van Andel
BRASILIAE. Indigenous Knowledge in the Making of Science: Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (1648).
Investigating the intercultural connections that shaped practices of knowledge production in colonial Dutch Brazil.
Wild West Frisia
The role of domestic and wild resource exploitation in Bronze Age subsistence
Three Leiden scientists receive NWO ENW-KLEIN grant for innovative research
The origins of Surinamese rice, a digital twin of the Earth and a large big-data project in the Chilean sky: three Leiden scientists receive an ENW-KLEIN grant for innovative, fundamental research.
Public lecture by Prof.Dr. Richard E. Leakey
‘Broad Implications of Climate Change in East Africa in terms of Human and Animal Futures’
If you follow the western media, you are likely to think of ‘Africa’ as the continent of origin of desperate migrants, a continent of hunger and disease and a breeding ground for international terrorism. But if you want to see the bigger picture, you should look no further than the African Studies scholars…
Professor Jan Slikkerveer petitions for worldwide local development at the World Culture Forum in Indonesia
The president of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has personally invited Jan Slikkeveer, professor of Ethnobotanical Knowledge Systems in Developing Countries, to give a lecture during the World Culture Forum. The Forum will be hosted in Indonesia from 24 to 27 November.
Awards and prizes 2020
An overview of awards and prizes granted to our staff and students in 2020, as well as special appointments at Leiden University and other institutions.
- Re-centering of the scientific work of Johannes Karwafodi, a Lokono scholar