The Visual Worlds of the Royal Society

Programme programme

Monday 16 July 2018
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Sachiko Kusukawa (University of Cambridge): Welcome & Introduction


Chair: Moti Feingold (Caltech)
09:40-11:10 Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge): William Sanderson’s Criticism and Copying
09:40-11:10 Matthew Walker (University of New Mexico): Oblivious to the Ancient and Moderns? The Royal Society and John Evelyn’s Translation of Fréart’s Parallel



11:30 – 13:00

Chair: Richard Johns (University of York)

11:30 – 13:00

Rebekah Higgitt (University of Kent): The Making of a Medal: The Iconography and Manufacture of the Royal Society’s Copley Medal c. 1736-1742

11:30 – 13:00

Henrietta McBurney Ryan (University of Cambridge): Mark Catesby and the Royal Society

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Chair: Kim Sloan (British Museum)

13:45 – 15:15

Sietske Fransen (University of Cambridge): Netherlandish Influences on the Visual World of the Royal Society

13:45 – 15:15

Kate Bennett (University of Oxford): John Aubrey's Prospects




Chair: Diana Dethloff (University College London)


Karin Leonhard & Elisa von Minnigerode (Universität Konstanz): John Finch. A Lynx with a Knife
16:00-17:30 Spike Bucklow (Hamilton Kerr Institute Cambridge): The Paston Treasure

Programme programme

Tuesday 17 July 2018

09:00 – 10:30

Chair: Keith Moore (Royal Society)

09:30 – 11:00

Andrew Burnett (British Museum): ‘They found a great quantity of Roman money’. Institutions and Coin Collecting in the 17th Century

09:30 – 11:00

Frances Hughes (University of Cambridge): Visual Discernment in the Calligraphy Collection of Samuel Pepys




Chair: Michael Hunter (Birkbeck)
09:20-11:00 Katherine M. Reinhart (University of Cambridge): Institutional Image-Makers: Richard Waller and Claude Perrault
09:20-11:00 Katy Barrett (Science Museum): George Gabb ‘The Physical Laboratory of the Académie des Sciences’ and Unpicking the Visual Worlds of the Royal Society
12:30-12:15 Felicity Henderson (University of Exeter): Closing Remarks
12:30-12:15 Lunch