[BSW] Next meeting: May 6 - Jonathan Amith

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Tue Apr 15 18:25:33 BST 2014

May 6th meeting + April 19 field trip

The May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 PM.  The speaker, Jonathan 
Amith, had been scheduled to speak in March but that meeting was cancelled 
because of the snow.

Flyer for meeting: http://botsoc.org/may14.doc

He will give a short talk which will be followed by a screening of 
Silvestre Pantaleón.

Ethnobotany, Material Culture, and Linguistics:

A documentary film about an elderly Nahuatl-speaking man, Silvestre 
Pantaleón, provides a window into a precarious world of rapid change: the 
demise of an endangered language, a shifting local ecology, and the 
displacement of local crafts by commercial manufactures. Approaching 
ethnobotany from the perspective of linguistics and material culture 
creates an opportunity to explore the impact of the aforementioned changes 
on how local flora is talked about and used.

Location: VZ Conference Room WG33 (West Wing-Ground floor) Smithsonian 
Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Light refreshments will be served

Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (202-347-7707), diagonally across from the 
Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the 
museum. Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue) is the closest Metro Station and 
Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue) is nearby.

If you do not have an SI badge, please let Rob Soreng (sorengr at si.edu) 
know by May 5 if you are coming to the meeting so that he can arrange for 


The second trip of the season to Bear Island and the Canal is coming up 
this Saturday, April 19.  Meet across from Old Angler's at 9 a.m.
Map for meeting spot: http://goo.gl/maps/NE7HT

More info: http://botsoc.org/bswfieldtrips.html

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