Pamela Mackenzie, M.A.

Pamela Mackenzie, M.A.

Predoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Technologies of Vision
  • Scientific Illustrations
  • Print Culture
  • Representations of Nature
  • Visual Epistemology

Curriculum Vitae

Pamela Mackenzie is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia in the department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Her work explores visual epistemology, technologies of vision, and representations of nature in seventeenth century scientific illustrations. In 2019, she conducted archival research for her dissertation at the Royal Society as Lisa Jardine grant awardee and was a visiting researcher at Lincoln University's School of History and Heritage under the supervision of Dr. Anna Marie Roos. Her work is additionally supported through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is currently at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in a predoctoral position in the research group "Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions" lead by Sietske Fransen. While at the Hertziana, she will be working towards the completion of her dissertation, Microscope/Macrocosm: Early Modern Technology, Visualization and Representations of Nature, specifically on the different conceptualizations of the microscopic world as represented in the illustrations of Marcello Malpighi and Nehemiah Grew.

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