Project outline

This network grant was awarded under AHRC’s highlighted theme, ‘science in culture’. The project investigates the relationship between science and visual culture in seventeenth-century England. Specifically, it examines the historical origins of the visual character of science with respect to the activities of the Royal Society. It wishes to understand how art, artists, and reproductive-print makers enabled creativity and innovation in science in the seventeenth century, and to what extent naturalists and natural philosophers, in turn, transformed such visual resources and strategies into something of their own.

This project is led by Dr Sachiko Kusukawa, Trinity College, Cambridge, as Principal Investigatior, with Network Collaborators, Dr Felicity Henderson, the Royal Society of London, and Dr Alexander Marr, University of Southern California and (from May 2012), Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge. Susannah Gibson is the network assistant. The project is administered through the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (attention: Ms Tamara Hug).

The project will run from January 2012 to April 2013.

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