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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.

All seminars are held on Mondays at 1pm in Seminar Room 1. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Organised by Laura Brassington (lb685).

Easter Term 2019

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29 April Rebecca Earle (University of Warwick)
The politics of the potato in the 19th century
6 May Harriet Ritvo (MIT)
When is a cow not a cow?
13 May Luz Fernanda Azuela (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Mexican science at the crossroads of French imperialism and Maximilian's empire (1864–1867)
Friday 17 May Cabinet Excursion: John Clare Cottage, Swaddywell Pit and Helpston Village Church
20 May James Ryan (Victoria & Albert Museum/University of Exeter)
Men of eminence: science, photography and biography in the self-fashioning of Robert Hunt in 19th-century England
Friday 14 June Garden Party, 1–3pm, Caius Fellows' Garden
Nick Jardine (HPS, Cambridge)
Fungi and feelings