In this podcast series, Jemma and Kim interview a range of researchers who work on plants across different fields. Each of our episodes will have a corresponding blog post with more information, images etc. so don't forget to check out our website: https://www.inpursuitofplants.co.uk/
E7: Decolonising Natural History with Miranda Lowe
Miranda Lowe has been an amazing advocate for highlighting the hidden stories of the role of people of colour in the history of natural history. This podcast is a conversation about her journey becoming a museum curator, uncovering the story of Graman Kwasimukambe, whom the medicinal plant Quassia was named after, and reading between the lines in natural history texts.
E6: "Men Are Like Plants" With Dr Linnea Kuglitsch
Jemma once again partners up with Dr Linnea Kuglisch to talk 19th century history, asylums, and - of course - plants! Check out the corresponding blog post here: https://www.inpursuitofplants.co.uk/post/ep6-men-are-like-plants-with-dr-linnea-kuglitsch
E5: Blending pharmacology and ethnobotany with Dr Cassandra Quave
Kim chats to Dr Cassandra Quave, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University and creator of the Foodie Pharmacology podcast. Cassandra shares her laboratory team's work blending pharmacological research based on ethnobotanical knowledge.
E4: An Unnatural Obsession With Bottles with Linnea Kuglitsch
In this episode Jemma is joined by archaeologist Linnea Kuglitsch. Together they discuss their joint interdisciplinary project looking at the Manchester Museum's materia medica (or pharmacy) collection.
E3: The Natural World of Quarry Bank Mill with Jamie Farrington
In this episode Jemma interviews PhD candidate, Jamie Farrington, from the University of Manchester. Jump into the therapeutic world of Quarry Bank Mill, and learn about the use of medicinal plants and garden spaces in the 18th and 19th century.
E2: Authenticating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Dr Chris Leon
Ep2: Authenticating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Dr Chris Leon. For the corresponding blog with links and further reading, visit www.inpursuitofplants.co.uk