A history of science course that will cover how mycology came to be recognized as a subject. Covering the 19th and early 20th century, the course will give an overview of the key events in the early history of mycology and will explore topics such as the history of the microscope, the history of scientific societies and the role of museums. Participants will also be guided through available resources enabling them to conduct further reading and, if they desire, their own research into this underexplored topic.
Dr Nathan Smith, FLS, is a mycologist, historian and Senior Curator of Mycology, Lichenology, and Bryology at National Museum Wales. His research focuses on the changing perceptions of mycology and botany, and how disciplinary identity shapes practice in the study of the natural world.
Bookings for this course will close 7 September
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