Tag Archives: Royal Society

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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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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Research Interests of Martha Fleming

My research interests focus on intersections between museology and history of collecting, history of science, history of the book, and visual culture. This is not historically bound by period: what is of interest to me is the interdisciplinarity of the … Continue reading

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Protected: Edward Tyson’s dissection of a rattle snake

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The frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

 – By Prof. Michael Hunter Click for image I am currently trying to write a definitive account of this print, perhaps the most famous image associated with Restoration science.[1] As I showed many years ago, though published in Sprat’s book, … Continue reading

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Protected: Kamel and Petiver’s flying squirrel

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