Meghan Doherty wins Notes and Records Essay Award
Many congratulations to Meghan, a participant of the first meeting of our network, for winning the Essay Award for young researchers in history of science awarded by the journal, Notes and Records of the Royal Society. Her essay, ‘Discovering the “True Form:” Hooke’s Micrographia and the Visual Vocabulary of Engraved Portraits’ will be published in the September issue of Notes and Records.
On 18 May 2012, at the Royal Society, Pratik Chakrabati announced the award:
‘The judges unanimously agreed that one essay stood out above the others and deserved to be declared the outright winner. In a detailed analysis of Hooke’s artistic connections and his studies of drawing, Doherty shows persuasively and elegantly how contemporary visual codes in portraiture informed and enriched Hooke’s natural philosophical representations in the Micrographia. We found this a fascinating paper, well researched, written and presented with flair, and with a maturity and clarity of purpose that marked it out as a clear winner.’
For further details, see the press release from the Royal Society.