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SHNH Society for the History of Natural History launches its 2021 Awards: President’s Award 2021, Founders’ Medal, Thackray Medal for best book on natural history and Stearn Student Essay Prize

  I am delighted to announce that we will be making Awards once again at our AGM in 2021. We had a break in 2020 as a result of Council’s detailed review of all our SHNH Awards, when we considered their scope and the criteria used for them as part of our strategic review. Our […]

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CfP now closed: Pioneer Naturalists: Champions of Conservation and Environmental Engagement, Cambridge, June 2020

SHNH international summer meeting and AGM Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June 2020 This two-day international meeting will explore the history and role of naturalists (and others) as pioneers in biological, geological and landscape conservation, protection, environmental advocacy and engagement in its broadest sense. Environmental awareness is not […]

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SHNH William T. Stearn Essay Prize 2019 awarded to Nathan Smith (Cambridge)

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Society for the History of Natural History’s William T. Stearn Essay prize has been awarded to Nathan Smith  for his entry ‘It takes a village: The life of Henry Thomas Soppitt and the attempts by provincial mycologists to navigate their scientific legacy’ which focuses on the discovery […]

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SHNH congratulates its medal winners Professor David Mabberley & Dr Henry Noltie

The Thackray Medal was instituted in 2000 to commemorate the life and work of John Thackray, a past President and Secretary of the Society.  It is awarded for significant achievement in the field of the history and/or bibliography of natural history. The Adjudicators of the Society’s Thackray Medal awarded the prize to David Mabberley for […]

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