Category Archives: Reviews

Sketching ‘Curiously Drawn’ for BSHS Viewpoint

I had a wonderful time at the ‘Curiously Drawn’ conference at the Royal Society, which dealt with an aspect of the history of science and technology with which I’ve only engaged occasionally in the course of my own mainly socio-economic, … Continue reading

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Drawings of fauna from the imperial collection, Austrian National Library

Christina Weiler (ed), Von Fischen, Vögeln und Reptilien: Meisterwerke aus den kaiserlichen Sammlungen (Of fishes, birds and reptiles: masterworks from the imperial collections), Vienna: Kremayr & Scheriau, 2011. ISBN 978-3-218-00837-2 (paperback). Exhibition was held between November 2011 and January 2012. … Continue reading

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Original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium

At the National Library of Portugal, Lisbon, where  an international conference was held (2/3 February) on the topic of  ‘Libraries and the Scientific Book (XV-XVIII centuries): objects, spaces and ideas‘, Dr Florike Egmond presented her discovery of the original drawings … Continue reading

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Please feel free to post under this category your review of material that would be of interest to the participants. It could be of a book, an article, an essay, ancient or modern; it could be of an exhibition and/or … Continue reading