© 2015 by Saskia Wolsak

Lectures and Public Talks

I offer guest lectures locally and internationally at colleges, universities and in public fora. Recent lectures include: 

  • Of Fishpots, Bonnets, and Wine: The Cultural History of the Bermuda Palmetto 

    • Joint conference of the Societies of Ethnobiology and Economic Botany, Madison WI (2018)

    • Human Ecology, UBC​ (2017)

    • St. George's World Heritage Centre (2017)

    • Heartbeats Heritage Lecture Series (2017)

  • The Story of String:

    • Plants and Peoples, UBC (2017)

    • Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (2017)

    • Botanical Dimension Ethnobotany Festival, California (2016)

    • Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library Opening, California (2015)

  • Losing Ground: The effects of cultural transplantation and colonization on plant knowledge in Bermuda 

    • Think Fest, Bermuda (2017)​

  • Medicinal Plants of British Columbia

    • Applied Biology, Douglas College (2015, 2016)​

  • What is Ethnobotany? 

    • Plants and Peoples, UBC (2017​)

  • The Ethnobotany of Gin

    • Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC (2014)​

  • The Ethnobotany of Beer

    • Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC (2013)