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New Lister Ephemera

Sachiko Kusukawa asked me to write a blog post concerning my research presented at the ICHSTM Conference in Manchester in July 2013. Before I begin, I would like to congratulate Sachiko and Sven Dupré of Max Planck for organising such … Continue reading

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The Travels of Dr Martin Lister: a new internet resource

I was asked to write a post about a new website I created: Every Man’s Companion: Or, An Useful Pocket-Book: The Travel Journal of Dr Martin Lister.  http://listerstravels.modhist.ox.ac.uk/ In 1663, Martin Lister left his parents’ house in Burwell, Lincolnshire to … Continue reading

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Public Lecture to Open Exhibit about the Lister Copperplates, Bodleian Library

Dr Anna Marie Roos, F.L.S.,  will be giving a free public lecture on 19 September 2012 at Convocation House, Bodleian Library, 13.00 – 13.30.  The lecture, ” The Art of Science:  The Rediscovery of the Lister Copperplates”, celebrates the opening of … Continue reading

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Florike Egmond’s Lecture at the University of Oxford

On Thursday 3 May from 3-5 pm, in the Colin Matthew Room, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, Florike Egmond of the Scaliger Institute at Leiden University will be presenting: “The Webs of Clusius and Gessner: Correspondence, Images, and Collecting … Continue reading

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Conference at the Royal Society: ‘History Comes to Life: Seventeenth-Century Natural History, Medicine and the ‘New Science’

The day conference: ‘History Comes to Life: Seventeenth-Century Natural History, Medicine and the ‘New Science’ will be held on Friday, 27 April 2012, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG This … Continue reading

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Lilies of the Sea: Crinoids and the Early Royal Society

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As part of the circle of the York virtuosi, Martin Lister (1639-1712) worked with a variety of artists in York to illustrate his articles for the Philosophical Transactions.  William Lodge (1649-89) did this engraving of crinoid or sea lily fossils, also known … Continue reading

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Research of Anna Marie Roos

My research analyses networks and exchanges amongst seventeenth‐century natural philosophers, with a focus upon the material and visual culture of early modern science. As part of my work as the Lister Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, I am … Continue reading

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