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Professor Jim Secord – awarded SHNH Founders’ Medal

In receiving the award Jim said: “It is a great honour to be awarded the Founders’ medal, as I have always aspired to the union of historical, bibliographical and scientific insight encouraged by the Society. The list of previous winners is remarkable. Several of them — particularly Joan Eyles, Martin Rudwick, and Gordon Herries Davies […]

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SHNH invites submissions to the Stearn Student Essay Prize 2015 for natural history

W. T. Stearn Essay Prize Winners 2014 Matthew Holmes, University of Leeds, PhD student. The perfect pest: natural history & the red squirrel in nineteenth-century Scotland. 2012 Andrea Kennedy, University of Cambridge MPhil student 2011-12. The beauty of Victorian beasts: illustration in Rev. J.G. Wood’s Homes without Hands. Published in Archives of natural history 40 […]

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Digitising Natural History & Medical Manuscripts 27 – 28 April

Organisers:         Isabelle Charmantier and Andrea Deneau, The Linnean Society of London and Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter Date:                     From 1pm Monday 27 April to 5pm Tuesday 28 April 2015 Place:                    The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF Cost:                      Registration: £30/£20 students (includes 3 refreshments, lunch and reception) Meeting […]

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Conference: Refloating the Ark, 17–18 June 2015

 One day: £25 Two days: £40 (includes refreshments and lunch) About this conference How can museums with natural history collections support high-quality public engagement with nature? How can their collections support scientific research and environmental monitoring? This two-day conference will explore these questions through presentations from leading museum workers, ecologists, citizen science managers, data managers […]

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Announcement: Stearn Essay Prize Winner is Matthew Holmes

The William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize was instituted in honour of the late William T. Stearn, a scholar whose work contributed much to the field and to this Society. This annual award is given by the Society for the History of Natural History (SHNH) for the best original unpublished essay in the field of history of […]

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