Thursday, 20 August 2009

Traditional Ecological Knowledge - An informal evening with Dr. Patricia Monaghan

On Wednesday 16th September at 8.15pm, "Cúirt sa Cistin" Heritage Inchicronan, Community Centre, Crusheen, presents "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" - An informal evening with Dr. Patricia Monaghan. Dr. Monaghan will discuss the concept of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, also known as "native science," and how folk traditions sometimes contain scientific information. She will especially focus on the nettle and hawthorn in terms of their nutritious and poisonous aspects, respectively. Patricia Monaghan is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, where she teaches literature and environmental studies. This event is free and a cup of tea/coffee and a chat guaranteed.
Contact Anne - Tel: 065-6827172,
Email: heritageinchicronan@gmail.com,
Website: www.aughty.org

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