In D'Arcy Thompson's Footsteps - Science, Technology and the Classics

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

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


    A recording of a live online event held as a Zoom webinar on 16 February 2021, hosted by the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in collaboration with Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

    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 focuses on an exciting interdisciplinary project led by Tufts University, 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 brings together a team of humanists and scientists to uncover the contemporary relevance of a forgotten classic.
    Period20 Feb 2021