What I Am Thinking About Now: Iris Montero Sobrevilla, "Hummingbirds for epilepsy - and what they tell us about indigenous knowledge"
CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303
"Hummingbirds for epilepsy - and what they tell us about indigenous knowledge"
Iris Montero Sobrevilla, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cogut Center for the Humanities
For over five centuries, the descendants of Mesoamerican civilizations have used hummingbirds to treat epilepsy. This talk explores the persistence of this animal-based remedy as a window onto indigenous notions of the natural world.