Captivity: Assembling Nature's Histories

Fri 5/17/2024 • 9:15AM - 5:30PM PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Conference organized by Anna Chen, Rebecca Fenning Marschall, and Bronwen Wilson.
The early modern period was a hothouse for the study of physical things in the natural world and the collection and assembly of them in human-made physical spaces. While libraries capture books about nature on their shelves, they also strive to seal the building against the environmental conditions of the outdoors that threaten damage to their holdings. What might we learn from these efforts to capture and conserve nature, coupled with its potential to decompose or invade environments?
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