meeting : "Traditional Medical Knowledge in
talk by Jean-Marc Dubost
will deal with traditional medicinal knowledge transmission and
dynamics in Northern Laos. It is based on two campaigns of medicinal
plant collecting and recording of their uses, with traditional healers
from different ethnic groups. It will compare, in particular, the
status of traditional medicinal knowledge in 2 Hmong communities. Each
community exists in quite different social environments with respect to
their integration in the global Lao economy and emergent ways of life.
And, in each, medicinal knowledge happens to have experienced quite a
Dubost is an associate researcher with the Museum National d’Histoire
Naturelle (Paris). He performs surveys in the ethno-ecology field, and
has been documenting traditional medicinal knowledge in Northern Laos.
In addition, he participates in an eco-museum project in Chumphon
province, contributing to the recording and documentation of all
traditional use of natural resources in the area, including food,
crafts, medicinal, ritual and trade uses, among others.
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