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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).

Lent Term 2017

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23 January Katrina Maydom (HPS, Cambridge)
Piety, diligence and learning: knowledge of American naturalia in Abraham Hill's commonplace books
30 January Sara Peres (HPS, Cambridge)
Preparing for doomsday: vulnerability and the contemporary history of genebanking, 1970–2008
6 February Boris Jardine (HPS, Cambridge)
Natural history and the antiquarian
13 February Richard Bellis (University of Leeds)
Pathology and preparations at the Great Windmill Street School
20 February Ben Bradley (Charles Sturt University, NSW)
Natural history or psychology? Reading expressions and being read in Darwin's science of interdependence
27 February Chris Preston (HPS, Cambridge) and Mark Hill
Changes in the culture of biological recording, 1955–2015
6 March Charlie Jarvis (Natural History Museum)
James Cuninghame – 'a learned and most industrious promoter of natural philosophy'
13 March James Poskett (HPS, Cambridge)
Reading colonial photography: the publication and reception of A Phrenologist Amongst the Todas (1873)