Author Archives: isacharmantier

Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

In November 2015, after 6 years of working on Carl Linnaeus’s manuscripts, I began a new job as Information Scientist for the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) on the shores of Windermere. This entails looking after the library, archives, and biological … Continue reading

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Lorraine Daston’s Super-Vision

Lorraine Daston’s stimulating talk at the ‘Curiously Drawn’ conference held last week at the Royal Society was entitled ‘Super-Vision: Weather Watching and Table Reading in the early modern Royal Society and Académie Royale des Sciences’. Throughout the late seventeenth and … Continue reading

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Research of Isabelle Charmantier

My research is broadly centred on natural history in the early modern period, and more specifically on the ways in which natural history was researched and written. My PhD focused on a 1660 French manuscript of ornithology written by an … Continue reading

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