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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 Sebestian Kroupa (sk796).

Easter Term 2018

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30 April Kathleen Murphy (California Polytechnic State University)
Beetles in a haystack: collecting insects via the eighteenth‐century British slave trade
7 May Marine Bellégo (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Watering plants, drying specimens: the Calcutta Botanical Garden and its fraught relationship with moisture (c.1864–c.1900)
14 May László Kontler (Central European University, Budapest)
Earthquakes, the end of the world, and perspectives on the Last Judgment (1686–1756)
Friday 18 May Cabinet of Natural History Excursion to Stowe Landscape Gardens
21 May Déborah Dubald (European University Institute, Florence)
Inventorying the Rhone: the scientific travels of Claude Jourdan collecting for the Natural History Museum of Lyon, 1834–1869
Friday 15 June Cabinet of Natural History Garden Party, Caius Fellows' Garden, 1–3pm
Dániel Margócsy (HPS, Cambridge)
A natural history of satyrs