Unleashing and confronting stories of Bildung: Remediations of cultural-natural heritage

As Londa Schiebinger and other historians of science have shown, the history of botany is also the (hi)story of the indivisibility of political, cultural and economic motivations in the world of science. These histories tend to get lost, however, in the contemporary cultural and scientific communication of botanical artefacts. This conference seeks to foreground the interrelations between cultural and scientific histories of natural history collections, and the necessity of bridging the “two cultures” that often keep them separate.