Carl Linnaeus: ‘Nosce te ipsum’
3rd February 2021 (19:00 - 20:00)
Zoom London W1H 2AG
Members and friends are invited to join us for a zoom talk on Carl Linnaeus by Dr Isabelle Charmantier and Dr Will Beharrell on February 3 at 7pm.
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was the dean of taxonomy – he might not have invented it, but he developed the system then widely accepted for two centuries. He was part of a Swedish intellectual renaissance, in Uppsala, Lund, and elsewhere in Sweden, featuring Celsius, Bellman, Swed(en)borg, Berzelius, Berwald, Crusell and many others. He is arguably one of the most famous Swedes in history.
We are very fortunate to have a talk from Dr Isabelle Charmantier [Head of Collections Linnean Society and Secretary for EBHL (European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries)] assisted by Dr Will Beharrell [Head Librarian Linnean Society] which will explore not only Linnaeus’ unique contribution to scientific discourse, but also his thoughts on “race” (a subject with which he was bound to be involved).