Op 14 maart 2018 vindt het Clusiussymposium plaats – Save the date!

The Dawn of Botany: 16th Century Representations of Nature


14 March 2018: Klein Auditorium, Leiden University Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

The sessions will take place in the Academiegebouw in Leiden, between 10:00 and ca. 17.15, the venue will open at 9.30. Registration is free.

Please register by sending an email to Gerda van Uffelen, secretary of the Clusius Foundation, g.a.van.uffelen@hortus.leidenuniv.nl

If you want to join us for lunch, let us know March 8th at the latest. You can pay (€10) on March 14.



Prof. Dr. Eric Jorink (Leiden / The Hague) – Welcome and introduction

Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Lack (Vienna / Berlin) – Codex Fuchs

Dr. Anastasia Stefanaki (Naturalis) – A smiling garden of everlasting flowers: the 16th century En Tibi herbarium

Dr. Abdolbaset Ghorbani (Uppsala) – The Syrian Rauwolf herbarium (1574)

Dr. Florike Egmond (Rome) – Eye for Detail

Dr. Erma Hermens (Amsterdam) – Depicting Nature: materials and techniques of Early Modern botanical illustration

Dr. Gerda van Uffelen (Leiden) – A living garden from 1594

Prof. Dr. Tinde van Andel (Naturalis / Leiden) – Opening Leiden’s treasure rooms