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Society for the History of Natural History


Women in the History of Natural Sciences

Women in the History of Natural Sciences

June 15, 2017 10:00am - June 16, 2017 05:00pmThe Barn, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB

Women in the History of Natural Sciences, 15-16 June 2017

margaret-gatty-seaweedsThis year the Society for the History of Natural History’s annual conference will be on the theme of Women in the History of Natural Sciences, to take place in the Lake District, at the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus on Thursday 15th June and at the Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey, on Friday 16th June 2017.  

Registration Women in the History of Natural Sciences.

For further information please contact the Meetings Secretary:  

We  are particularly interested in the lives, work and stories of less well-known figures. Papers will include: irish-flora-3_1_web

  • Women who have made significant or interesting contributions to the earth and life sciences, in any time period, and from any country, but excluding those still extant. 
  • Women as collectors, taxonomists, biologists, writers, publishers, artists, ecologists, curators, travellers, conservationists 
  • The uses of terms such as “predisciplinary“, ”amateur”, “female virtuosi” or “professional” to describe the work that women did. 

The Society’s AGM will take place on Thursday afternoon 15th June.

It is hoped to include a visit to the Armitt Museum in the meetings programme

Images: Selected plates from Margaret Gatty’s British Sea-Weeds and the Title Page from The Irish flora : comprising the phaenogamous plants and ferns (1833) by Katherine Baily.