Publications & Conferences

 

Publications

 

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Monsters, Sea-Monks, and Mermaids. Strange Creatures from the Sea from Antiquity to the Modern Age. In: Marlise Rijks, Paul J. Smith & Florike Egmond (editors), Fish & Fiction. Aquatic Animals between Science and Imagination (1500-1900). Leiden University, 2018 (exhibition catalogue)

 

Anthropozoologica Monstrosities from the SeaMonstrosities from the Sea. Taxonomy and tradition in Conrad Gessner’s (1516-1565) discussion of cetaceans and sea-monsters, in JACQUEMARD C., GAUVIN B., LUCAS-AVENEL M.-A., CLAVEL B. & BUQUET T. (éds), Animaux aquatiques et monstres des mers septentrionales (imaginer, connaître, exploiter, de l’Antiquité à 1600). Anthropozoologica 53 (11): 125-137. http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/en/periodiques/anthropozoologica/53/11

 

emblems and the natural world

Ichthyology and emblematics in Gessner’s Historia Piscium and Camerarius’ Symbola et Emblemata.  In: Paul J. Smith and Karl A.E. Enenkel (Eds.), Emblems and the Natural World , Leiden: Brill, 2017. https://brill.com/abstract/book/9789004347076/B9789004347076_006.xml

 

 

Zoology in Early Modern CultureIdentification of herring species in Conrad Gessner’s ichthyological works, a case study on taxonomy, nomenclature, and animal depiction in the sixteenth century. In: Paul J. Smith and Karl A.E. Enenkel (Eds.), Zoology in Early Modern Culture. Intersections of Science, Theology, Philology and Political and Religious Education Leiden: Brill, 2014. http://www.brill.com/products/book/early-modern-zoology

 

De Natuur op PapierHet eerste en misschien ook wel het kleinste en mooiste boek over waterdieren. In: Hans Mulder en Erik Zevenhuizen (Red.), De natuur op papier. 175 jaar Artis Bibliotheek. Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2013. http://www.athenaeum.nl/boek/?authortitle=erik-zevenhuizen/de-wereld-in-de-stad-9789025301156

 

 

Currently working on:

Conrad Gessner’s (1516-1565) taxonomical skill exhibited in his discussion of Felchen

Ichthyology in Translation : Conrad Gessner’s Fish Books

 

 

 

Conferences:

 

History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference 2019, 14 and 15 February, 2019. Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade. Presentation title: The animals of the field versus the creatures of the sea. Species organisation in in ichthyology and other zoological fields in the sixteenth century.

 

Lucas conference

Organising committee of the LUCAS 2019 Graduate Conference – Animals: Theory, Practice, RepresentationLeiden (the Netherlands) 4-5 April 2019

 

 

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Animaux aquatiques et monstres des mers septentrionales Imaginer, connaître, exploiter, de l’Antiquité à 1600,  Cerisy-la-Salle (France), 31 May-3 June 2017. Presentation title: Lungs, kidneys and testicles. Conrad Gessner’s (1516-1565) discussion of fabulous sea-creatures as a distinct taxonomical group.

 

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International Congress Conrad Gessner (1516-1565), University of Zurich, Switzerland, 6 to 9 June 2016. Presentation title: Crossroads in taxonomy. Gessner’s discussion of “Felchen” International Congress Conrad Gessner (1516–1565)

 

emblems and the natural world

 

Emblems and the Natural World conference, Münster (Germany), December 17 – 18, 2015. Presentation title: Ichthyology and emblematics in Gessner’s Historia Piscium and Camerarius’ Symbolorum et emblematum. Emblems and the Natural World

 

art and science

 

Art and Science Conference, Amsterdam, 17-18 September 2015. Poster presentation: Tradition and innovation: Conrad Gessner and 16th-Century ichthyology. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/art-and-science

 

 

 

 

 

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