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.
- Cabinet of Natural History publications
- Cabinet of Natural History blog
- Fungus Hunt 2016
- See the news archive for photos and reports from earlier Cabinet events
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
|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