The Early Modern Commons

Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit

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The Carrara Herbal – Sarah Kyle’s Pandora’s bo

4 April 2017

Sarah R. Kyle, Associate Professor of Humanities, University of Central Oklahoma, has just published a book  Medicine & Humanism in Late Medieval Italy: the Carrara Herbal...

Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

14 July 2016

In November 2015, after 6 years of working on Carl Linnaeus’s manuscripts, I began a new job as Information Scientist for the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) on the shores...

Deadline 6 July: Funded PhD opportunity on Hans Sloane’s Books

13 June 2016

Visitors to this site might have know of brilliant undergraduates or Master’s students looking for a funded PhD position. ‘Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment...

New Book by Florike Egmond: Eye for Detail

25 May 2016

Those of you who remember Florike Egmond’s rediscovery of Gessner’s natural history drawings would be interested to know that her book discussing those drawings and MUCH...