Category Archives: Commentary on Images

Image Matters – Royal Society, 12 June 2013

                                  Written by Katy Barrett and Jose Ramon Marcaida What can we learn from images? This has been one of the fundamental questions behind the ‘Origins of Science’ network from its inception and throughout our meetings and events. On 12th … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Curiously Drawn: The Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit

Here are two thoughts occasioned for me by our recent excellent conference, Curiously Drawn: The Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit: 1. Does the project title need further clarification and justification? During the final discussion, Martin Rudwick made the very important … Continue reading

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Protected: The editing of Robert Morison’s plates

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Protected: Eric Jorink on Swammerdam

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Protected: Blair’s Dundee Elephant

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Protected: Frit from John Baker’s late 17th-century glasshouse at Vauxhall

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Protected: Fossils in John Morton’s Natural History of Northamptonshire (1712)

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Protected: Edward Tyson’s dissection of a rattle snake

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Protected: Some contrasting uses of engraved plates from the 1680s and 1690s.

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Protected: Kirke’s copy of Philosophical Transactions

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