The Origins of Science as a Visual PursuitResearch Network
Dr Sachiko Kusukawa, University of Cambridge
Research Network Members:
Dr Felicity Henderson, The Royal Society
Dr Alexander Marr, University of Southern California and (from May 2012), Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge
This research network grant investigates the relationship between science and visual culture in seventeenth-century England. Specifically, it examines the historical origins of the visual character of science with respect to the activities of the Royal Society. It wishes to understand how art, artists, and reproductive-print makers enabled creativity and innovation in science in the seventeenth century, and to what extent naturalists and natural philosophers, in turn, transformed such visual resources and strategies into something of their own.