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The Serendipitous Discovery of Susan Fereday: A Story about the Impact of Citizen Science. By Siobhan Leachman BHL Citizen Scientist (Learn more) Twitter: @SiobhanLeachman I love volunteering for the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

The Serendipitous Discovery of Susan Fereday: A Story about the Impact of Citizen Science

I taxo tag images in the BHL Flickr account. This assists the use of these images by BHL as well as other institutions that use BHL content. It is also my favorite way of exploring BHL. I get a real thrill out of the serendipitous discoveries I make while tagging. Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade. Textilia Linnaeana is an expedition in time and space.

Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade

It is also a work of considerable interdisciplinary breadth. There is every reason to join the long textile journey.


Pennsylvania Botanists. Renaissance. Talking Plants: Del nuevo mundo. The New World!

Talking Plants: Del nuevo mundo

A romantic and thoroughly Europe-centric term for the Americas, coined in the sixteenth century, when up to that time the known world (to the Europeans) was Europe, Africa and Asia. Australia of course was well known to the people living there at the time but not to the Europeans. This is my final post before I drop into travelling mode, posting a few images and captions as I travel through the Iberian Peninsula...

Spain and Portugal led the European exploration of the Americas, although of course it was an Italian, Christopher Columbus, who found the Bahamas and hence the edge of the 'new world'. Wi36 1Ibanez al. ORA Journal article: "Seventeenth-century plant lists and herbarium collections: a case study from Oxford Physic Garden" - uuid:ef4fcc50-fc0b-4f72-9581-7bf2963b5ff9. Alexander Von Humboldt Digital Library. Schimper. The German Georg Wilhelm Schimper was one of the foremost nineteenth-century botanists specialising on Northern Africa.


He spent most of his life in what is now Ethiopia, collecting and describing plants, their habitats and the ways they were used by the local people. Like his famous relative, the Strasbourg-born botanist Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper, Georg Wilhelm Schimper was a forerunner of modern plant ecology. ORCHIDÉES DE COLOMBIE. Medicinal plant uses and names from the herbarium of Francesc Bolòs (1773–1844) Ethnopharmacological relevance Ethnobotany takes into account past uses to be projected into the present and future.

Medicinal plant uses and names from the herbarium of Francesc Bolòs (1773–1844)

Most current ethnobotanical research is focused, especially in industrialised countries, on obtaining information of plant uses from elderly people. Historical ethnobotany is less cultivated, although papers have demonstrated its interest. Particularly poor, but potentially very relevant, is the attention paid to historical herbaria as a source of data on useful plants. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. This site uses cookies to improve performance.

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A Short History of the Seed and Nursery Catalogue in Europe and the U.S. - Special Collections & Archives Research Center. Research Spotlight: March 2017. Collecting trends: how wars and human history influence biological collections -- Contributed by Vaughn Shirey, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University A large portion of my research in The Gelhaus Lab at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University relies heavily on digitized specimen data and metadata, specifically the who, when, and where of specimen collection.

Research Spotlight: March 2017

“Big data” research has risen in popularity since high-performance computing has made it easier for researchers to conduct analyses of groups of organisms overnight; however, additional considerations to the use of large datasets should be taken into account. My research focuses on the historical biases present in natural history collection data, including identifying collection bias and gaps in data due to human history. Portal Curiosities: Asa Gray and the quest for Shortia galacifolia – a case study for the importance of collections. Contributed by: Donald H.

Portal Curiosities: Asa Gray and the quest for Shortia galacifolia – a case study for the importance of collections

Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator, Farlow Library and Herbarium, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 There is a certain allure when undescribed plants are discovered in the herbarium or museum. ‘Dear Mary’ – An Echo of a Past Love from the RBGE Special Collections – Botanics Stories. Among the hortus sicci (bound collections of pressed plant material) in the Rare Book Room of the RBGE Library is a volume containing samples of 34 species of flowering plant, moss and fern collected on a two day ramble in June 1858.

‘Dear Mary’ – An Echo of a Past Love from the RBGE Special Collections – Botanics Stories

The walkers were John Sadler (1837-1882) and an unnamed companion. The book was donated to the Edinburgh Botanic Garden Trust in May 1983, and passed by them to the RBGE Library. Rare flowers discovered in Roman hoard.


Arber. Hooker. Kirby-Smith. Lewis and Clark. Linnaeus. People. Sloane. Women. Brazilian Plants in Sweden. Topic: Botanical souvenirs. Australian Garden History - The earliest recorded tomato in Britain, in Wales (APAFT) - Informit. Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. Object 7. Biblical Herbarium » Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

What: Public Lecture, part of History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects When: Tuesday 27th September, 6:15 – 7:15pm Where: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds1 Victorian Britain has often been characterized as an age in which science and religion were at war.

Object 7. Biblical Herbarium » Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Using a rare biblical herbarium, Jon Topham 2will explore these themes in lecture 7 of our HPS in 20 Objects series. We invite you to discover some of the surprising and thought-provoking ways in which scientific and religious beliefs and practices were interconnected in the lives of our great-grandparents. The Lost Jenks Museum of Natural History Makes a Brief Return to Brown University. The original Jenks Museum (date unknown) Photo: Brown University In 1945, Brown University threw away a natural history museum…literally. 92 truckloads of artifacts and specimens were transported to a University dump on the banks of the Seekonk River and discarded; dealing a coup de grace to the Jenks Museum of Natural History.

Portrait of John Whipple Potter Jenks. Image: Brown University. Founded in 1871, the museum was the almost single-handed labor of John Whipple Potter Jenks, a Brown alumnus. After graduating from Brown, Jenks took over the floundering Pierce Academy in Middleborough, Massachusetts (an institution which had been founded by his wife’s grandfather.) Curators of the Caribbean. 300-year-old plant collection brings Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and the Natural History Museum Jamaica together! A digitised page from Volume 4 of the Jamaican herbaria In the autumn of 2014, I was fortunate to be contracted by Bristol Museum to conserve and digitise 4 bound volumes of plant specimens dating from the 1770s and collected by the prestigious botanist Dr Arthur Broughton.

Gb12-darwinslibrary - Darwin's Library. About Digitisation of Charles Darwin's library alongside transcriptions of his marginalia. Scope and Content A digital reconstruction of Charles Darwin's library, this resource, uniting facimilies of books in his library side by side with his marginal notes (renowned for the extent and passion) traces the development of Darwin's thought following his return from the voyage of the Beagle, through to the publication of the Origin of Species.

This collection is a collaboration between Cambridge University Library, The Natural History Museum, American Natural History Museum and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Archivist's Note. Botanical and Medical Networks: Madras through the Collections of Two EIC Surgeons. This chapter takes a journey around Madras and connected places, as the settlement rose to prominence in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. On the way, we will look into some of the public and private spaces in which medicine was prepared and practised and medicinal plants were grown, collected, labelled, and sold or presented as gifts to patrons, local, and international.

These include the courts of the rulers of Golconda and the nawabs of Arcot; the army camps of the EIC and the Mughal and Maratha armies; the hospital; the bazaars and apothecaries’ shops; the physic gardens that dotted the city; and the ships that carried drugs and ideas to and from the town.         < Plants & People : botanical & cultural histories > - about Plants, People & Medicine.

Following Early Naturalists of the American West. Yellowstone National Park is famous worldwide for its vast forests, abundance of wildlife - including a wide variety of North American megafauna, and its natural landmarks like Old Faithful Geyser. The Park, which spans over 3,400 square miles, was established by Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, making it the first national park ever established. In addition to over 350 species of animals, over 1,000 plant species call the park home. [1]

Botanists in the West. Details - Journal - California, undated. Colorado naturalists. The Botanical Education of Emily Dickinson. Type material from Humboldt. 150 years of an integrative plant physiology : Nature Plants. My mossy friends: On the importance of bryophytes. Flower links Civil War, natural history and 'the blood of heroes' Collectors in Manchester. Instructions for school herbaria. Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World. The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century. Beautiful Science - Natural History Timeline. Folio · Botanica Caroliniana · About Us. Anglosaxonherbtreasures. Conserving William Cripps’s Hortus Siccus.