Meetings and Events 2011

2011 is the 75th Anniversary of SHNH - The Society for the History of Natural History.  A number of meetings and events are planned so do visit these pages to check on updates and more information.

 

12th May 2011. All day meeting.  Linnean Society of London

Visions from the Blind Seer of Ambon - A celebration of Georg Everard Rumphius (1627-1702) and his Ambonese Herbal

A joint meeting between the Linnean Society of London, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science and the Society of the History of Natural History. Supported by the Annals of Botany and Yale University Press.

Georg Everard Rumphius (1627‐1702) was probably the world’s most productive pre‐Linnaean naturalist. In the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) he spent most of his life on Ambon, one of the spice islands in the Moluccas (Indonesia), first as a soldier and a builder.

 

19th - 20th May 2011, Chester Zoo, UK

From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation: The History and Development of Menageries, Zoos and Aquariums

This international Symposium is being held in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Society for the History of Natural History. It is a joint collaboration between the Society for the History of Natural History, Chester Zoo, and the Linnean Society of London, supported by the http://www.zoohistory.co.uk/Bartlett Society and WAZA. The focus of the symposium is to provide a comprehensive overview of the history and development of living wild animal collections across the world. Symposium proceedings will be made available. 

 

28th October 2011, Natural History Museum, London

Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond

2011 is also the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Davies Sherborn, first President of SHNH (when it was founded in 1936 its name was Society for the Bibliography of Natural History). The Linnean Society of London, SHNH and the International Council of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) will celebrate Sherborn's life with a one-day symposium entitled "Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond".

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