The Kent State University Library’s Special Collections Department is currently holding the exhibit “The Nature of Natural Science” ongoing through the Summer 2011. Below is a description of the exhibition:
The Nature of Natural Science includes some of the most significant holdings in the history of science held by the Kent State University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and Archives. From medicine to astronomy to the natural history of Ohio, these 16th to 20th century books and manuscripts trace the progress of the scientific revolution and record pivotal moments in the history of human knowledge. The exhibition also features archival materials from two Ohio naturalists whose personal collecting and observations are recorded in their diaries and correspondence with both professional scientists and other amateur naturalists. Also included are illustrations of birds and mammals by notable natural history artists.
The exhibition is located in the Kent State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives reading room and adjacent Borowitz Gallery, located on the library’s 12th floor. The exhibit, which runs from January through summer 2011, is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Additionally, a lecture entitled “Science as a Bookish Enterprise? Text and Image in the History of Science (1500-1900)” will be presented by Dr. Matthew Crawford at the Library on Monday April 4 at 4:00pm. Details about the lecture can be found by clicking on the link below: