New research story available: Mapping knowledge in culture and science by Mary Orr

Mapping knowledge in culture and science

Research story by Mary Orrmary orr research story

Mapping – cartographical, cultural, linguistic, scientific – has been central to development of European networks of knowledge and exchanges with other cultures, but saw a period of particularly important development in the early nineteenth century. Bitter military rivalries such as the Napoleonic Wars are only one side of the story. The other is international collaboration in new scientific knowledge gathering from expeditions to other parts of the globe, with specimens and drawings then sent back to the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and London’s British Museum.

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