Pop-up exhibit Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:00-4:30pm!

cat engraving from 1551Please join us for a pop-up exhibit* in the Special Collections at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

History of Biology: Collecting, Classifying, Cells and Cats.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:00-4:30pm 

Highlights of this historical tour include Konrad Gesner’s Historiae animalium (1551)Theodor Schwann’s 1839 Mikroskopische Untersuchungen (1839); Erasmus Darwin’s Zoonomia (1794) and his grandson Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1860); and Maria Sibylla Merian’s Histoire Generale des Insectes de Surinam (1771).

This exhibit was curated by Robert Young based on a classroom display for History of Science 239.

*This exhibit is on display October 25, 2019 only. To see any of these materials during regular hours, contact mayrlib@oeb.harvard.edu or use the HOLLIS “View in Library” links.