Environmental writer, former university professor and scholar, Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri, is the author most recently of The Uterine Crisis. This book is the result of 15 years of her independent research linking women’s reproductive illnesses with invisible environmental toxins. London’s “The Ecologist” magazine calls this book “an inspiration.” Dr. Perlingieri continues to take a cross-disciplinary approach to all her research. She has a background in both science and art. In addition to her graduate academic degrees, she also has had formal herbal training and studies in the US, London, and Italy. She is a practicing herbalist for more than three decades; and she notes that plants and herbal remedies have thousands of years of safe usage and are an excellent choice.
Besides her track record as an environmental writer and author, Dr. Perlingieri also is a noted art historian. She is the author of the pioneering and highly acclaimed monograph: Sofonisba Anguissola: The First Great Woman Artist of the Renaissance. This is Anguissola’s first biography since her death in 1625. It was the result of 18 years of the author’s independent European archival research. The book has also been translated into a French edition that has received high praise. Both editions were written with the general reader in mind. Here are two of the book’s reviews: Art Times: “Perlingieri’s book is destined to become a seminal work for further study on this remarkable Renaissance figure.” The Atlantic Monthly: “Perlingieri has done much research, some of it in improbable archives, to re-establish Anguissola’s status. She makes a sound and well-illustrated case for her subject’s importance.”
Dr. Perlingieri has taught and developed numerous university courses that also include her creating one of the first on “Women Artists.” As Dr. Perlingieri notes: “We cannot have a better balance of what we know about our collective stories, if we do not include the significant contributions of women as well as artists of color. Even today, women’s contributions are only included in a limited way in college courses. This imbalance goes for every academic discipline from the arts to the sciences. The field of Education is still using an outdated 19th-century academic model that has been restrictive and counterproductive –and it affects all disciplines as well as the world beyond higher education. This keeps the disciplines isolated from one another and stifles creativity. Those in the sciences and the arts rarely talk to one another. I come from a family of scientists and doctors who loved the arts. When I was growing up, the arts and sciences were a huge part of my daily life. There was no separating them.”
“The following three examples demonstrate how art and science are often joined in a person’s life. Look at Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). They were visionary Europeans who combined their love of art and science into their daily life and expanded what we know. So did my own Mother. She was both a leading dentist with an international reputation who also did cutting-edge research, as well as a sculptor and jeweler in her spare time. Growing up, I saw the arts and sciences in a constant creative exchange. I see a wider, more inclusive view of the world; and I teach subjects as a cross-disciplinary venture. It is all a part of a larger concept of creativity. We need to rethink how subjects are taught. It is also rare to see academics or scholars look at a wider view of the world. We need an inter/cross-disciplinary approach to learning.”
Dr. Perlingieri lectures and writes frequently about environmental issues that impact our health and lives. She was the Chair of the first global climate change conference in Maine (2006); and was one of 40 Americans invited to Washington, D.C. (2007), to discuss the health implications of environmental pollutants. She has written numerous articles on the illegal geo-engineered aerosol toxins in Chemtrails and their significant impact on our deteriorating health and how this is also destroying our planet’s web of life. Her work has been published in The Ecologist, E the Environmental Magazine, and various newspapers. Her online articles have appeared on the award-winning news websites, Global Research (Canada) and London’s Institute of Science in Society. She has lectured in the US, Canada, London, Paris, Italy, and Mexico, and has been interviewed on PBS-TV, Pacifica radio, and BBC radio.
Dr. Perlingieri will lecture at the CBC Conference on “The Assault on Our Health. Environmental Illness and Aerosol Pollution: Connecting the Dots” on Saturday August 18, 2012.
There will be a book signing for The Uterine Crisis after Dr. Perlingieri’s lecture.
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