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).
Lent Term 2017
|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)