Division and Affinity: Visualizing Diversity in Natural History, 17th ‒ 18th Centuries
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- Date: Dec 9, 2020
- Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Speaker: Staffan Müller-Wille, Niklaas Goersch
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One and a half centuries later, another teacher at the Hamburg Johanneum, Paul Dietrich Giseke (1741-1796), published a radically different kind of diagram. It was entitled Tabula genealogico-geographica affinitatum plantarum, and arranged plant families in analogy to a map. We are going to analyze how these visualizations were crafted, whether there were models or precedents in other domains, and what purposes they served. Our guiding question will be: Why Hamburg?
Staffan Müller-Wille: PhD in Philosophy, Bielefeld, 1997. Has held positions at MPI for History of Science, Berlin, University of Exeter (2004-19), University of Lübeck (since 2012) and University of Cambridge (since 2020).
Niklaas Goersch: B.A. in history (Marburg (Lahn)). Member of the project
"Archaeocopter & Archaeonautic" (Dresden/Berlin). Student
Assistant (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, FU Berlin). M.A. in history (Berlin). Assistant (DAI). Since 2019 Research
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Scientific Organization: Sietske Fransen