The Early Modern Commons

Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit

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Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

14 July 2016

In November 2015, after 6 years of working on Carl Linnaeus’s manuscripts, I began a new job as Information Scientist for the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) on the shores...

Deadline 6 July: Funded PhD opportunity on Hans Sloaneā€™s Books

13 June 2016

Visitors to this site might have know of brilliant undergraduates or Master’s students looking for a funded PhD position. ‘Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment...

New Book by Florike Egmond: Eye for Detail

25 May 2016

Those of you who remember Florike Egmond’s rediscovery of Gessner’s natural history drawings would be interested to know that her book discussing those drawings and MUCH...

Alex Seltzer on Catesby

19 February 2016

From Alex Seltzer – Catesby and physico-theology article published 20 Feb.,2016 Announcing the publication of the following article by Alex Seltzer:  “Catesby’s...