Patricia Clark, Adjunct Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria, B.C.

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 14:30

"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme: Exploring Traditional Healing in Crete's Amari Valley" Over the past eight years the speaker has visited villages in a remote part of central Crete, interviewing residents about healing lore and collecting plant specimens. Prof. Clark gave an account of her forays into traditional medicine in a richly bio-diverse region of Crete, renowned since antiquity for its healing herbs. Patricia Clark is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria. She holds degrees in Classics from the University of Victoria and the University of Washington, from which she received her Ph.D. A social historian working in the areas of family studies and ancient medicine, her interests have recently turned to the inter-relationships between landscape and culture.