Historiography, Humans, Media Library, Plants, Technologies
VIDEO: Nehemiah Grew and the Making of the Anatomy of Plants (1682), by Christoffer Basse Eriksen
How can the “invisible life” of the vegetable world be made visible by means of visual techniques? Christoffer Basse Eriksen’s lecture puts a spotlight on the innovative representational styles devised by 17th-century botanist Nehemiah Grew in his book The Anatomy of Plants (1682), aimed at the dynamic representation of the vegetal processes of generation, germination, and growth. The talk is followed by a response by Prof. Anna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln) and a panel discussion.