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Plant history for the future – lecture with Karoline Kjesrud CANCELLED

Friday 12 July13:00 - 14:00

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Welcome to a lecture at the Lofoten Museum with Karoline Kjesrud! The theme is “Plant history for the future: Traditional knowledge from the Viking Age and the Middle Ages with relevance to our own time.” Kjesrud will share insights from the plant use of the past and show how ancient knowledge can still influence and enrich our modern everyday lives. Ticket price: NOK 100 per person or joint ticket. (To be paid at the box at the Lofoten Museum)

About the lecture:

Knowledge about plants has been essential in human society at all times. Wishes for long life and good health have led people to use and manage the plants they have surrounded themselves with. Nevertheless, knowledge about plant use has lived in the shadow of other knowledge transfers. Some plant knowledge has been written down at different stages throughout Norwegian history, while other knowledge is available through pictures, plant names and archaeological finds. Traces of Viking Age and medieval plant use can give us a new look at the landscape of our time. There are plants for food and medicine. Can past knowledge about plants give us valuable direction for future plant use?

Karoline Kjesrud

Associate Professor of Medieval Art

Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo



Friday 12 July
13:00 - 14:00


Kabelvåg, 8310 Norge
+47 76 06 97 90
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