The Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit

Research Network

Project Team:

Principal Investigator:

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

Award Information:

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.

Project dates: January 2012- September 2013