INTERSTICES - Hidden Histories of Women in Botany

The aim of this project was to research and explore botanic illustrations, specimens and objects within the Oxford University Herbaria, highlighting some of the key methods used to depict and record plants since the 17th century, focussing specifically on the important contributions made to date by women in the field of botany. 

I work in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford, supporting research and teaching, and the project developed as a result of interdisciplinary collaboration with members of the academic community there. It is these relationships, teamed with privileged access to its unique facilities that allowed me to begin to explore the archives.

The project was an independent inquiry into the archives of the Oxford University Herbaria, and the work evolved as a result of practical research, discussion and collaboration with experts in the field.

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