On the Minds of Plants with John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira & Monica Gagliano

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December 15, 2021

Online event at 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

Do plants have minds of their own? Scholars in the sciences and the humanities are reconsidering vegetal capacities such as intelligence and cognition. This research, long recognized in some Indigenous thought, has implications for how humans interact with plants. The new book The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence includes stories, poems, and essays centered around plants themselves and our connections with plants.

Join scholars and editors of The Mind of Plants John Charles Ryan, Patricia Vieira, and Monica Gagliano with moderator Laura Pustarfi, board member of The Plant Initiative, for a conversation on plant thought, including what plants themselves think, and the varied and entangled relations between humans and plants. There will be time for questions from the audience following the discussion.

The program will be livestreamed with a link to be sent to participants before the event and will also be recorded and available for viewing online afterwards.

Cosponsored by the Literary and Cultural Plant Studies Network and the CIIS Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program.

Learn more and register for this free event.

Buy The Mind of Plants here. Use coupon “plantminds20” for 20% off your purchase of the book, now through January 1st.