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Society for the History of Natural History


Past meetings and events

So Many Celestial Animals so Vividly Drawn: Birds and Their Images in Pre-Linnaean Italy

February 9, 2017 05:30am - 08:00pm
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF

So Many Celestial Animals so Vividly Drawn: Birds and Their Images in Pre-Linnaean Italy Please note date change to Thursday 9th February 2017 The Paper Museum, formed by the collector and patron Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588–1657), contains more than 200 watercolours of birds, ranging from song-birds, caught locally in the environs of Rome, to exotic […]

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Norwich Naturalists: SHNH 2016 Summer Event & AGM

July 1, 2016 10:00am - 05:00pm
Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Meadow, Norwich, East Anglia , NR1 3JU

Society for the History of Natural History Summer Event & AGM Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, East Anglia, Friday 1st July 2016 The SHNH – Society for the History of Natural History Summer 2016 event and AGM on Norwich Naturalists will be held on Friday 1st July 2016 at the Castle Museum Norwich, […]

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“An unconquerable aversion to Piccadilly”: Charles Waterton, traveller, taxidermist and pioneer conservationist”

July 31, 2015 09:00am - August 1, 2015 06:00pm
The Wakefield Museum, Wakefield One Library and Museum, Burton Street , Wakefield , WF1 2DD

The Annual General Meeting of the Society for the History of Natural History will be held in association with a one day conference of talks celebrating the life and work of Charles Waterton (1782-1865) and a second day with related excursions around Wakefield in West Yorkshire. The Wakefield Museum, at Wakefield One, is currently hosting […]

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Visit to Eton College Natural History Museum CANCELLED

April 30, 2015 02:15pm - 04:00pm
Eton College Natural History Museum, South Meadow Lane, Eton, Berkshire, SL4 6EW

The museum was opened in 1875 to house the Thackeray Collection of British Birds and other collections and has been located in its present site since 1895. It is Berkshire’s only dedicated natural history museum and houses over 15,000 specimens, donated from the nineteenth century onwards. Initially, the museum belonged to Eton College Natural History Society […]

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History of teaching natural history

October 10, 2014 10:00am - October 11, 2014 05:30pm
Garden Pavilion, Horniman Museum & Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Friday 10 October: The history of teaching Natural History: in the Field Includes the history of teaching in university field stations, school nature gardens, a school natural history society and the early days of geological instruction. Jim Costa, Director, Highlands Biological Station, NC, USA, Educational outposts: The field station tradition of biological sciences education in […]

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Unremitting passion for the beauty and mystery of the natural world – Alfred Russel Wallace Centenary

June 7, 2013 10:30am - 06:00pm
University of Bournemouth, Talbot Campus, Walisdown Road, Bournemouth, BH12 5BB

This meeting is taking place in association with the University’s Festival of Learning. Talks on Alfred Russel Wallace on Friday 7th June will cover Wallace’s life and letters, collecting and collections, and his contributions to the study of natural history and evolutionary biology.

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Collectors & Collections in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

May 18, 2013 10:00am - 03:00pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RX

The Spring Meeting, Special General Meeting and AGM of the Society for the History of Natural History will be held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, including presentations on the museum’s collections and a behind the scenes tour.

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Indian Ornithology, British Botany and Allan Octavian Hume (1829-1912): the Scientific Legacy of a Founder of the Indian National Congress

October 23, 2012 10:00am - 05:00pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

The conference will focus on Hume’s scientific achievements and legacy, but set in the context of his wider life and initiatives in Indian administration and politics. Among the nine speakers will be Professor Edward Moulton (University of Manitoba), doyen of Hume studies and co-editor of the projected multi-volume Selected Writings of Allan Octavian Hume (Oxford […]

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