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Enlightenment, Empire and Thomas Pennant's Practices of Natural History

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Often referred to as the birth of ‘modernity,’ the late eighteenth century witnessed the emergence of British scientific collecting on a global scale. Exploring the diverse collections assembled by the Welsh naturalist Thomas Pennant (1726-98), often considered to be the most important British zoologist between John Ray in the seventeenth century and Charles Darwin in the nineteenth, this talk analyses Pennant’s methods of gathering and analysing information from around the world. Pennant’s collections were integral to his publishing programme, books that both met a global audience while stimulating the production, communication and dissemination of natural knowledge.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Seminars series.

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