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Camilo Uribe Botta

milo dot uribe at gmail dot com

Camilo is a Colombian PhD History student currently working on the history of the orchid trade between Colombia and the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century. He is working under the supervision of Prof. Rebecca Earle and he was awarded the Chancellor's International Scholarship by the Doctoral College of the University of Warwick. Camilo investigates the commerce of Colombian orchids in Victorian Britain. Long before they became an icon of Colombian national identity, orchids played a very important role in the commerce between the United Kingdom and Colombia. His goal is to both shed a new light on the importance of the trade relations in Colombian history, while also bringing attention to the current state of conservation of these once nearly extinct plants.

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Keywords: Colombia, Victorian Britain, trade, orchids, 19th Century