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Curiously Drawn report

– by Jill H. Casid, Professor of Visual Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, jhcasid@wisc.edu I would like to follow up my comments at the event itself to put in writing what I found most productive and provocative about the phrasing of … Continue reading

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Thank you!

Our conference ‘Curiously Drawn: early modern science as a visual pursuit’ took place in London last Thursday and Friday and, thanks to the input of the speakers and audiences, was a great success – many thanks to everyone for taking … Continue reading

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Matthew Hunter at Curiously Drawn conference

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Matthew Hunter (McGill) has been added to the line-up for the Curiously Drawn conference taking place 21st-22nd June at the Royal Society. His title and abstract are given below. This additional session will … Continue reading

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Curiously Drawn: Early Modern Science as a Visual Pursuit

The next event of the AHRC-sponsored network on the origins of science as a visual pursuit will take place on the 21st and 22nd of June at the Royal Society, London. Registration is now open. Science produces some of the … Continue reading

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Protected: Edward Tyson’s dissection of a rattle snake

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Protected: The early western depiction of plants from China – James Cuninghame and the London circle

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The frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

 – By Prof. Michael Hunter Click for image I am currently trying to write a definitive account of this print, perhaps the most famous image associated with Restoration science.[1] As I showed many years ago, though published in Sprat’s book, … Continue reading

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Michael Hunter’s research

Michael Hunter is Emeritus Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. From 2006 to 2009 he was director of the AHRC-funded British Printed Images to 1700 project which produced the website http://www.bpi1700.org.uk; … Continue reading

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Protected: Beastly sea pens

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The Construction of Images, Eikones Summer School

The Construction of Images, Eikones Summer School August 26th – 31st, 2012 This year’s Eikones Summer School of the NCCR Iconic Criticism will dedicate three transdisciplinary courses to the construction of images. Images are not only generated and constructed in … Continue reading

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