Symposium Managing Alliances19 okt 2017
Van 13:00 - 18:00uur
Hortus botanicus, Leiden
In 2017, the Botanical Gardens in Bogor, Indonesia, celebrate their 200th anniversary. This interdisciplinary symposium examines plant science at the garden in Bogor by asking how changing local and global alliances shaped the study of plants in Indonesia from the early 1800s under Dutch rule to the age of decolonization.
What emerges is a picture of the Garden that constantly had to renew itself. Plant science at the Garden was the product of coordination and competition between different disciplines, institutes, communities and networks in Asia and beyond. However, although Bogor plant science altered over time partly thanks to the dynamics of global and local alliances it built on, there were continuities too.