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Society for the History of Natural History


Past meetings and events

Bon Voyage? 250 years exploring the natural world

June 14, 2018 09:00am - June 15, 2018 05:00pm
World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN

SHNH summer meeting and AGM in association with the British Ornithologists’ Club World Museum Liverpool Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June 2018 (Lunch and tour of Knowsley Hall, Wednesday 13th June) Booking Form Programme Abstracts 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific. A pivotal moment in the history […]

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The Society of Arts and the encouragement of Mineralogy and Geology 1754-1900

November 9, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London , W1J 0BG

Hugh Torrens is chairing the panel discussion at this meeting on 9th November. Papers cover the Society’s awards for producing county maps, the campaign for a national water supply, the Society’s encouragement of the British marble industry, Humphry Davy and mineral collection, the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, the Royal School of Mines outreach programme and making […]

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Women in the History of Natural Sciences

June 15, 2017 09:30am - June 16, 2017 05:00pm
The Barn, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB

Women in the History of Natural Sciences, 15-16 June 2017 The SHNH summer meeting and AGM will be held in Cumbria on the 15th & 16th June 2017 (AGM on 15th June) at the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus and the Freshwater Biological Association, Far Sawrey on the west side of Lake Windermere, opposite Bowness on […]

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Maria Sibylla Merian

June 7, 2017 09:00am - June 9, 2017 05:00pm

Maria Sibylla Merian Conference Amsterdam 7 – 9 June 2017 Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) is one of the more intriguing figures of scientific, artistic and commercial culture of the early modern period. Born in Frankfurt, and later based in Nuremberg, Wieuwerd and Amsterdam, her scientific interest in entomology led her eventually to Surinam, where, as […]

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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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