Tag Archives: natural history

Original drawings for Gessner’s Historia animalium

Visitors of this blog will recall Florike Egmond’s fascinating account about how she discovered the original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium (1555-8) that were absorbed into Felix Platter’s collection. These drawings are kept at the Dept of Special Collections at … Continue reading

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Public Lecture to Open Exhibit about the Lister Copperplates, Bodleian Library

Dr Anna Marie Roos, F.L.S.,  will be giving a free public lecture on 19 September 2012 at Convocation House, Bodleian Library, 13.00 – 13.30.  The lecture, ” The Art of Science:  The Rediscovery of the Lister Copperplates”, celebrates the opening of … Continue reading

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Protected: The Miscellanea curiosa; or, Natural Particulars Individualised

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Protected: Blair’s Dundee Elephant

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

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Research of Isabelle Charmantier

My research is broadly centred on natural history in the early modern period, and more specifically on the ways in which natural history was researched and written. My PhD focused on a 1660 French manuscript of ornithology written by an … Continue reading

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

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Jose Ramon Marcaida Research

My research explores the generation and transmission of natural knowledge in the context of early modern Spain and its transoceanic territories. By highlighting the global dimensions of the Hispanic empire, my aim is to reflect on the large-scale magnitude of … Continue reading

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Protected: Kamel and Petiver’s flying squirrel

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Research Interests of Felicity Roberts

  I have two main research interests: The first arose from my MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies at King’s College London, in conjunction with the British Museum, and concerns women’s involvement in the early modern culture of natural history, and the ‘hybrid’ texts, … Continue reading

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