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Society for the History of Natural History

Hist-Nat-Hist Discussion

Hist-Nat-Hist Discussion

hist-nat-hist is the Society for the History of Natural History’s discussion list, hosted by Jiscmail.

hist-nat-hist is designed to promote enquiries and discussion relating to any aspect of the history of natural history. As well as requests for information or answers to other people’s enquiries, the list welcomes notices and reviews of conferences, meetings, publications and exhibitions.

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