Events

Past Event

NYBG Humanities Institute and Fordham University: Biduum Latinum: a Celebration of Roman and Medieval Botany

September 30, 2016 - October 1, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY

The general public is warmly invited to a unique Biduum Latinum: a two-day celebration of Roman and Medieval Botany, including a lecture, book-viewing, and botanical walking tour, organized jointly by Fordham University and The New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute.

Please refer to the following schedule:

Friday, Sept. 30, 3-5 pm. Location: Humanities Institute—LuEsther T. Mertz Library,
The New York Botanical Garden, Library Building, 6th floor

3:00 pm Welcome and Introduction:
Vanessa Sellers, Coordinator Humanities Institute, NYBG, and
Susanne Hafner, Director of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University
3:10 pm Lecture by Robin Fleming, Boston College: “Vanishing plants, animals, and places:
Britain’s transformation from Roman to Medieval.”
4:00 pm Book-viewing in the Mertz Library Rare Book Room of Medieval manuscripts with
Katherine Briant, Graduate Student Medieval Studies, Fordham University
4:15 pm Reception 4th Floor Britton Rotunda
5:00 pm End program

Saturday, Oct. 1: 3-5 pm. Location: NYBG, Conservation Gate, promptly 3:00 pm

Iter botanicum: Botanical tour in Latin through the Garden, jointly conducted by
Matthew McGowan, Department of Classics, Fordham University, and
Robbin Moran, Institute of Systematic Botany, NYBG.

The tour includes an overview of the history of botany from Theophrastus to Linnaeus,
readings from Cicero, Vergil, and Pliny, and a visit to the William and Lynda Steere
Herbarium.

This FREE event starts rain or shine at the Conservatory Gate at 3:00 pm.
Space for the tour is limited, please RSVP at: Hafner@fordham.edu.