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Society for the History of Natural History


Past meetings and events

Society for the History of Natural History AGM 2020

June 26, 2020 02:00pm - 03:30pm

This is unfamiliar territory for many of us, but I do hope you will be able to join us in the virtual environment on 26th June at 2pm. To join the Digital AGM please note: The Agenda for the AGM, and all the supporting documents, are available on the Society’s website ( Please read these, […]

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Bon Voyage? 250 years exploring the natural world

June 14, 2018 09:00am - June 15, 2018 05:00pm

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

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

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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