Category Archives: Royal Society

Two Post-doctoral posts in the graphic and pictorial practices of the early Royal Society

Making Visible: the graphic and pictorial practices of the early Royal Society (CRASSH, University of Cambridge) 2 x Postdoctoral Associates, starting 1 September 2015, for 3.5 years Deadline: 8 April 2015.  Online application at: CRASSH This AHRC-funded project examines the … Continue reading

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In search of Richard Waller’s library

For some time I have been interested in Richard Waller (d. 1715), a fellow of the Royal Society who served as Secretary and also as Vice-President under Newton’s presidency. He was an accomplished draughtsman – his botanical drawings can be … 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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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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Roger Gaskell on the early Royal Society, Houghton Library, 16 April

If you are in Boston this month, do think of attending the lecture by Roger Gaskell, who is delivering the Hofer Lecture at the Houghton Library (Harvard) at 5.30 pm on the 16th of April: A Peculiar Facility for Imagining: … Continue reading

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Curiously Drawn report

– by Jill H. Casid, Professor of Visual Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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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Joshua Reynolds and the material aspects of painting

How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful.  But this picture will remain always young. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I guess most of us attending Matthew Hunter’s talk at the Curiously Drawn conference … Continue reading

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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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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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