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

 

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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. http://www.brill.com/products/book/emblems-and-natural-world

 

 

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:

Lucas conference

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

 

 

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Speaker at 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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Speaker at the 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

 

Speaker at the 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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