In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps: Science, Technology and the Classics

  • Jarron, M. (Speaker)
  • Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Speaker)
  • Anthony Bucci (Speaker)
  • Jennifer Burton (Speaker)
  • Zachary Fletcher (Speaker)
  • Michael Reed (Speaker)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    A free online event co-organised by the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, University of Dundee and Tufts University, Massachusetts
    About this event
    D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson is best known for his ground-breaking book On Growth and Form, which laid the foundations for the science of mathematical biology. However that was just one of his many publications, and this special live event focused on an exciting interdisciplinary project led by Tufts University in Massachusetts, exploring D’Arcy’s 1895 book A Glossary of Greek Birds. This extraordinary book combines his deep knowledge of natural history with his love for classical studies and mythology. Building on D’Arcy’s own belief in fostering diversity and dialogue among disciplines, this unique project brought together a team of humanists and scientists to uncover the contemporary relevance of a forgotten classic.


    Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Services, University of Dundee

    Marie-Claire Beaulieu, Associate Professor, Classical Studies, Tufts University

    Anthony Bucci, Lecturer, Computer Science, Tufts University

    Jennifer Burton, Professor of the Practice, Drama and Dance, Tufts University

    Zachary Fletcher, Senior Software Developer, Perseids Project, Classical Studies, Tufts University

    Michael Reed, Professor, Biology, Tufts University

    The event was held live on Zoom at 5.30pm GMT / 12.30pm EST
    Period16 Feb 2021
    Event titleIn D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps: Science, Technology and the Classics
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map