IV Congresso Internacional. 6-7-8 Setembro 2023. Universidade de Coimbra


Dinâmicas de produção e abastecimento na longa duração


Setembro 6, 2023 2:30 pm
sala/room: Auditório

All (r)evolutions take time: resilience, transition and food sovereignty through plant-based products from long-term perspectives

Andrés Teira-Brión (University of Oxford, United Kingdom); Marian Berihuete-Azorín (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social, Spain); Luís Seabra (Universidade de Porto, Portugal); João Tereso (University of Porto, Portugal & University of Coimbra, Portugal); Ana Isabel Ribeiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal); Inês Gomes (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal  & University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Historically, there has been a predisposition to explain changes as sudden revolutions, behind which a necessary idea of progress and an inevitable path towards more complex society and economy was justified. This paradigm has been shifting in recent decades, and other concepts such as resilience and adaptability may be more comprehensive in exploring how agricultural and non-agricultural production systems behave in different societies over time. Revolutions are more usually cumulative processes, which need to leaven beforehand, and which take time, long time. By its multiproxy nature, archaeological and historical research, encompassing disciplines such as archaeobotany and environmental history, among others, is a field suitable for multiscale research of agriculture, wild resources management and human-plant agency in the long term, providing refined and more nuanced narratives about social and economic concerns. Ethnobotanical research has a long-term relationship with small-scale farmers that has develop towards a situation where Archaeology and History are willing to engage in the exchange of peasant agroecological knowledge based on the peasant-to-peasant methodology. This session welcomes contributions that bring new insights into the concepts of evolution, adaptation, and resilience; presentations that trigger new narratives on how humans drove their relationships with plants, but also how, based on past or present-day experiences, archaeological, historical and/or traditional knowledge can contribute towards sustainability and food sovereignty today.

From past to present – linking contemporary and ancient crop histories in north east Africa

Philippa Ryan, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK 📝

Forgotten plants as encapsulated scenographies of peasant resistance and moral economy in Atlantic Iberia

Andrés Teira-Brión, University of Oxford, United Kingdom 📝

A current experience in a self-irrigating vertical garden in a Brazilian public school and the use of PANC Non-Conventional Food Plants / Edible Flowers

Isabella de Araujo Goellner, Instituto Federal de Brasília, Secretaria de Educação do Distrito Federal e Universidade de Brasília, Brasil 📝

Agriculture in perspective: the case of rye in the Iberian Peninsula

Luís Seabra, University of Porto, Portugal; João Pedro Tereso, University of Porto, Portugal 📝

Flows of Cheapness: From Farm to Fork and Back Again

Pedro Mendonça, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal; Fátima Alves, Universidade de Coimbra / Universidade Aberta, Portugal 📝