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.
- “Orchids of the greatest rarity of Colombia”: collecting orchids in the Northern Andes in the 1840s. Blog for the Global History and Culture Centre. June 2021. https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ghcc/blog/orchids_of_the
- "Las orquídeas colombianas en Europa en el siglo XIX. Entre la ciencia y el comercio" in Credencial Historia. Coleccionar durante el siglo XIX. Edición 368. Bogotá. Sept. 2020. Pp 11-15. https://www.revistacredencial.com/historia/temas/las-orquideas-colombianas-en-europa-en-el-siglo-xix-entre-la-ciencia-y-el-comercio
- "Las orquídeas engañan". Brújula: Revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos. Vol 13. no. 1, Dec. 2020. Pp 202-208. http://brujula.ucdavis.edu/uploads/8/1/9/3/81930408/10._uribe_camilo._las_orquideas_enga%C3%B1an.pdf
Keywords: Colombia, Victorian Britain, trade, orchids, 19th Century