Listen to podcasts from previous CAHR events, hosted by Backdoor Broadcasting Company.

Science Voices: Scientists speak about science and themselves

Hosted by the Royal Society, this one-day conference explored projects that aim to bring science to historians and the public, through scientists’ own personal voices and testimony. Within these podcasts, the Museum Lives project was discussed and evaluated. 

Science Voices

Wallich and Indian Natural History: Collection dispersal and the cultivation of knowledge

This international, interdisciplinary conference was hosted by the Natural History Museum, London, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It explored south Asian natural history collections, with a special emphasis on the dispersed collections of Danish botanist, Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854) and the CAHR collaborative project that worked to digitally repatriate these collections. 

Wallich and Indian Natural History

Sloane's Treasures

The podcasts below are from three workshops that addressed the vast collections of Sir Hans Sloane at the British Museum, British Library and Natural History Museum, London. They include presentations from museum and library curators on all aspects of the Sloane collection, using the framework of ‘text, image, object’, upon which each workshop has its focus.   

Workshop 1: Understanding Sloane's natural objects

Workshop 2: Sloane's 'artificial rarities'

Workshop 3: Texts and transcription

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