Saskia Klerk (Berlin): Collecting metamorphoses and writing natural history. Steven Blankaart's 'Theater of caterpillars, worms, maggots and the flying animals'
Using 'Theater of caterpillars, worms, maggots and the flying animals that come forth from them' by Amsterdam physician Steven Blankaart (1650-1704) as a starting point, I will examine how practices of collecting insects and writing (natural) history were interconnected in the Dutch Republic, at a critical point in the development of natural history.
- Zeit: 16-18 Uhr c.t.
- Ort: Historicum, Raum K 001