Category Archives: Royal Society

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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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Protected: Kirke’s copy of Philosophical Transactions

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Science, Illustration and the Royal Society – Roger Gaskell

The antiquarian book dealer Roger Gaskell will be giving a talk at the University of London’s Senate House Library on Tuesday 11 December 2012.  The subject will be directly related to the pre-occupations of this research group: science, illustration and … Continue reading

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Protected: Ut Pictura Poesis: Specimens, Figures, Inventories

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Conference at the Royal Society: ‘History Comes to Life: Seventeenth-Century Natural History, Medicine and the ‘New Science’

The day conference: ‘History Comes to Life: Seventeenth-Century Natural History, Medicine and the ‘New Science’ will be held on Friday, 27 April 2012, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG This … Continue reading

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Lilies of the Sea: Crinoids and the Early Royal Society

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As part of the circle of the York virtuosi, Martin Lister (1639-1712) worked with a variety of artists in York to illustrate his articles for the Philosophical Transactions.  William Lodge (1649-89) did this engraving of crinoid or sea lily fossils, also known … Continue reading

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Protected: Death-watch Beetle

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Portraits and furnishings

Might anyone know of a recent study on the portraits and furnishing of the RS, or in other contemporary or similar institutions? From archival records, we know that Fellows of the Royal Society frequently gave portraits to the Society, either … Continue reading

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Natural history of animals (1688)

‘To a great number of particular Observations which we have made, we added all the other Remarks which are common to us with other Authors, and which we do not give for new; but only as being in some sort … Continue reading

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