Saffron flower

Border-Crossing Botanicals: The Curious History of Saffron in Japan

Date: 
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Free; no reservations required.
Add to Calendar 01/22/2019 07:30 PM 01/22/2019 08:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Border-Crossing Botanicals: The Curious History of Saffron in Japan Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/border-crossing-botanicals-curious-history-saffron-japan The Huntington - Rothenberg Hall
 

Susan Burns, professor of history at the University of Chicago, explores the incorporation of saffron into Japanese pharmacology, a complex process that involved the rise of natural science and a "productive confusion" that linked saffron with other botanicals. This program is part of the East Asian Garden Lecture series.