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IES’s ethnobotany team joins research expeditions in Baltics and Scandinavia

20.07.2018
 

 

Starting from the 16th of July, ethnobotany team from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) joins the ethnobotany research series led by Prof. Dr. Renata Sõukand from the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. The first expedition is taking place in Lithuania.

 

Ethnobotany team, visiting one of the country houses in Lithuania. Photo: IES

The aim of the expedition is to research traditional knowledge of wild plants – their collection, production and applications in medicine, cosmetics, food and other fields, as well as traditional celebrations and handicrafts.

During the interviews in Lithuania – the tools from the old Polish house. Photo: IES

The use of wild plants has been generated throughout hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the traditional knowledge slowly diminishes. Therefore, the documentation of the memories and living knowledge holds a great importance. 

Sacred place in Lithuanian territory inhabited by Polish people. Photo: IES

Ethnobotany expedition team in Lithuania - Baiba Prūse, Ieva Mežaka, Julia Prakofjewa, Powilas Šarka, Andra Simanova. Photo:IES

The expedition series is a part of the H2020 ERC Project “DiGe - Ethnobotany of divided generations in the context of centralization”, Grant Agreement n. 714874.

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