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History and Mystery now published – witty, unexpected, even bizarre

Professor Geoff Moore, the Society’s President, writes: ‘As a more ephemeral publication than the Society’s journal Archives of natural history and not being available online (except for the most recent issues), the Newsletter is much less readily available for consultation; few are likely to have access to the full run since 1977. If you’ve ever […]

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SHNH – Society for the History of Natural History announces new award at its AGM – The Patron’s Review in association with the Society’s patron Sir David Attenborough OM CH FRS

The inaugural Patron’s Review entitled “The role of images in the development of Renaissance natural history” by Dr Sachiko Kusakawa of Trinity College, Cambridge has been accepted for publication in the next issue of Archives of natural history. Dr Sachiko Kusakawa is interested in the observational, descriptive and pictorial practices in the development and production […]

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From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation: The History and Development of Menageries, Zoos and Aquariums

Invited speakers will be talking on: The Foundations of Zoo Biology The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Living Collections in the Ancient World Royal and Private Animal Menageries Aquariums and Marine and Freshwater Biological Associations The Development of Regional and National Zoo Associations and Outreach Additional themes to be covered during the symposium, for […]

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