A conference to be held at The Royal Society, Thursday 21 – Friday 22 June, 2012. The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.
Science produces some of the most intriguing and arresting images in modern culture, from wildlife photographs to scanning electron microscope images. Yet the historical links between scientific research and visual representation are not always apparent. This conference brings together historians of science and art in order to examine the relationship between science and visual culture in the first hundred years of the Royal Society. We hope that the meeting will demonstrate how art, artists, and print-makers enabled creativity and innovation in science, and the extent to which naturalists and natural philosophers, in turn, transformed visual resources and strategies into something of their own.
This event is supported by the AHRC as part of an international network on ‘Origins of science as a visual pursuit: the case of the early Royal Society’ (http://picturingscience.wordpress.com). Relevant printed books and manuscripts from the Royal Society’s collections will be on display during the meeting.
For abstracts of papers, a full programme and registration details please visit the Royal Society’s website http://royalsociety.org/events/2012/curiously-drawn/.
For further information please contact Dr Felicity Henderson, Events and Exhibitions Manager, Royal Society Centre for History of Science. Tel +44 (0)20 7451 2597. Web royalsociety.org