I am a historian exploring natural history, book history, the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and the formation of fields of knowledge in and of the early modern period.

On this blog I post snippets of my research and anecdotes relating to the history of ichthology and the books and texts which I encounter on a day to day basis as as a researcher at Leiden University in the NWO funded programme “A New History of Fishes” and as a Rare Book Specialist at Rare Fish Books.


Contact me on: Sophia.Hendrikx@UCLmail.net


University of Leiden

Sophia Hendrikx – LinkedIn

Sophia Hendrikx – Academia.edu


Artis Bieb 2014

Photo taken at the annual “History of Biological Illustrations” Workshop for the Amsterdam University College at the Artis Library in Amsterdam, 2013.





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