Lecture: Plants, Poetry and German Romance

A lecture within the lectures series “What the researchers say:  art, science and technology”

Dr. Ofri Ilani – “Plants, Poetry and German Romance”

Thursday, March 19, at 10:30 p.m.

Poets and thinkers of German Romanticism have developed theories about plants that look most strange in contemporary view. They used plants to talk about sexuality, art and politics. The lecture will present Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s Theory of Plants, which sought to provide an alternative to Newton’s mechanistic concept of nature, and the plant fantasies of poets and naturalists in the 19th century.

At the end of the lecture there will be a guided tour of the exhibition Listening to Trees Across the Jordan River”

Entrance fee:  40 NIS  / Registration at the Museum box / Number of places limited