Category Archives: Current research

The Carrara Herbal – Sarah Kyle’s Pandora’s box

Sarah R. Kyle, Associate Professor of Humanities, University of Central Oklahoma, has just published a book  Medicine & Humanism in Late Medieval Italy: the Carrara Herbal in Padua (Routledge 2016). For a discount code, see Routledge brochure pdf Here is … Continue reading

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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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Alex Seltzer on Catesby

From Alex Seltzer – Catesby and physico-theology article published 20 Feb.,2016 Announcing the publication of the following article by Alex Seltzer:  “Catesby’s Conundrums:  mixing representation with metaphor,”  The British Art Journal, XVI no. 3 (Winter 2015/16), 82-92.  The author argues … Continue reading

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Networking with the Fabrica

Networking with a Book, or How Vesalius Gave away his Complimentary Copies of the Fabrica Dániel Margócsy, Márk Somos and Stephen Joffe (The authors are currently conducting a census of the 1543 and 1555 editions of the Fabrica. Please let … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts: Netherlandish Art in its Global Context

Call for Abstracts: Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, Volume 66: Netherlandish Art in its Global Context / De mondiale context van Nederlandse kunst Netherlandish art testifies in various ways to the increased interconnectivity of the … Continue reading

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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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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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FORS on Waller’s Colour Chart

The international conference “Colour in the 17th and 18th Centuries: Connexions between Science, Arts and Technology” convenes this weekend at TU Berlin. The expansive interdisciplinary programme includes papers by network participants Dr Karin Leonhard and Dr Sachiko Kusukawa. All abstracts … Continue reading

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Research Interests of Craig Ashley Hanson

My research addresses the intersections of art medicine, and antiquarianism, ca. 1600-1820s. I’m especially interested in issues of collecting, patronage, institutional supports for the arts, national identity, art and fashion, and the history of taste. In The English Virtuoso: Art, … Continue reading

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Katherine Acheson’s Research Interests

My recent research has connected the rhetoric of printed imagery, especially diagrammatic and non-narrative images, with technical and conceptual features of the literature of 17th c. England. I have a book coming out sometime soon (Visual Rhetoric and English Literature … Continue reading

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