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Cabinet of Natural History

This research seminar is concerned with all aspects of the history of natural history and the field and environmental sciences. The regular programme of papers and discussions takes place over lunch on Mondays. In addition, the Cabinet organises a beginning-of-year fungus hunt and occasional expeditions to sites of historical and natural historical interest, and holds an end-of-year garden party.

Seminars are held on Mondays at 1pm in Seminar Room 1. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you.

Organised by Edwin Rose (edr24).

Michaelmas Term 2016

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10 October Matthew Wale (University of Leicester)
'Why do entomologists want a weekly newspaper?': periodicals and the practice of nineteenth-century natural history
17 October Jessica Ratcliff (Cornell University and Yale-NUS College)
The natural history of the Napoleonic Wars: collecting at the East India Company c. 1798–1820
24 October Annual Fungus Hunt
31 October Jordan Goodman (UCL)
After Cook: Joseph Banks and his travelling natures, 1787–1810
7 November David Harris Sacks (Reed College)
Learning to know: the educations of Richard Hakluyt and Thomas Harriot
14 November Anja-Silvia Goeing (Visiting Fellow, Harvard University)
Conrad Gessner, the Zurich Lectorium, and the study of physics and medicine in the early modern world
21 November Lisa Skogh (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The mine as a subterranean Kunstkammer
28 November Daniel Simpson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Ethnographic collecting and the despotism of Joseph Banks