Symposium on Maria Sibylla Merian, 17th Century Naturalist/Artist

May 26-27, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam will host a two-day symposium titled Exploring Maria Sibylla Merian on May 26 and 27, 2014. The program will open on the evening of May 26 with a reception and presentation and continue the following day with panels of invited scholars who will discuss their research on Merian’s life and her work in both art and science. The themes of the symposium will be Merian’s biography, her work in the context of early modern entomologists and artists, the biology/ecology in Merian’s work, and her influence on both art and science. For more information see http://exploringmerian.wikispaces.com/home , where we will post more details as the program is developed.

Posted: February 13, 2014