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Florike Egmond

Researcher

Name
Dr. M.F. Egmond
Telephone
+31 71 527 5283
E-mail
m.f.egmond@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Florike Egmond is a researcher at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

NWO project: Carolus Clusius and sixteenth-century botany in the context of the new cultural history of science.

Research

Inspired by historical anthropology and microhistory, my research in the period 1980 to 1995 focused mainly on the history of crime, punishment, marginality, honour and violence. Since then I have moved from networks of criminals and lawyers to those of experts in natural history, at the same time going backwards in time from the 18th to the 16th century. My present research concentrates on the European history of Renaissance natural history (as well as medicine and pharmacology), with a special emphasis on the combination of visual and textual information in botany and zoology, the European exchange networks of experts in these fields, naturalia in the history of collecting, styles of patronage by both individuals and institutions (such as courts and universities), and the contribution of non-university trained experts to the formation of natural history as a discipline during the period 1530-1630. The cultural analysis of the correspondence and European networks of correspondents of the eminent 16th-century botanist Carolus Clusius is my main research project for the period 2002-2010.

Publications

Correspondence and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe, edited by Francisco Bethencourt and Florike Egmond (Cambridge UP, winter 2006-07)

Carolus Clusius. Towards a cultural history of a Renaissance naturalist, edited by Florike Egmond, Paul Hoftijzer and Robert Visser (Edita, Amsterdam, winter 2006-07)

Egmond, M.F., Clusius, Cluyt, Saint Omer. The origins of the sixteenth-century botanical and zoological watercolours in Libri Picturati A. 16-30. Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza, XX, (2005), pp. 11-67

Het Visboek. De wereld volgens Adriaen Coenen (Walburg Pers, Zutphen, 2005)

The Whale Book. Whales and other marine animals as described by Adriaen Coenen in 1585, edited and with an introduction by Florike Egmond and Peter Mason (Reaktion Press, London, 2003)

Het Walvisboek. Walvissen en andere zeewezen beschreven door Adriaen Coenen in 1585. (Walburg Pers, Zutphen)

Bodily Extremities. Preoccupations with the Human Body in Early Modern European Culture, edited by Florike Egmond & Robert Zwijnenberg (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003)

Kometen, monsters en muilezels: natuurbeelden en natuurwetenschappen in de zeventiende eeuw, edited by Florike Egmond, Eric Jorink and Rienk Vermij (Arcadia, Haarlem, 1999).

Florike Egmond & Peter Mason: The Mammoth and the Mouse. Microhistory and Morphology (Johns Hopkins, Baltimore & London, 1997)

Of bidden helpt? Tegenslag en cultuur in Europa, circa 1500-2000, edited by Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra & Florike Egmond (Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 1997)

Underworlds. Organized Crime in the Netherlands, 1650-1800 (Polity Press, Cambridge, 1993)

Researcher

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Franse L&C

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 3
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 1.06a

Contact

Guest

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Franse L&C
  • Egmond M.F. (2019), Review of: Anna Marie Roos (2019) Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters. The art of science in the seventeenth century, Journal of the History of Collections (2019).book review
  • Egmond M.F. & Kusukawa S. (2019), Gessner’s Fish: Images as Objects. In: Leu U., Opitz P. (Eds.) Conrad Gessner (1516-1565). Die Renaissance der Wissenschaften / The Renaissance of Learning. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg. 581-605.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), Conrad Gessners Thierbuch. Die Originalzeichnungen.. Darmstadt: WBG.book
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), Review of: Sarah Kyle (2017) Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy. The Carrara Herbal in Padua. 243 pages, 10 colour plates and 25 b&w ill. isbn: 978-14-72-44652-7., Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science Nuncius 33(1): 140–143.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), Review of: Charlotte Sleigh (2016) The Paper Zoo: 500 Years of Animals in Art, Annals of Science 75(2): 150-151.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), Review of: McBurney H., Rolfe I., Napoleone C., Findlen P., Violani C., Wijnands O., Morales Muñiz A., Roselló Izquierdo E., MacGregor A., Way K. (2016) The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series B (parts 4 and 5). Natural History, The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Journal of the History of Collections 30(2): 363-368.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), European exchanges and communities. In: Curry H., Jardine N., Secord J.A., Spary E. (Eds.) Worlds of Natural History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), Into the wild. Botanical fieldwork in the sixteenth century. In: MacGregor A. (Ed.) Naturalists in the Field. Collecting, recording and preserving the natural world from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Leiden Boston: Brill. 166-211.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. & Smith P.J. (2018), Introduction. In: Rijks M.N., Smith P.J., Egmond M.F. (Eds.) Fish & Fiction. Aquatic Animals between Science and Imagination (1500-1900). Leiden: Leiden University. 5-7.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2018), On northern shores: Sixteenth-century observations of fish and seabirds (North Sea and North Atlantic). In: MacGregor A. (Ed.) Naturalists in the Field. Collecting, recording and preserving the natural world from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Leiden Boston: Brill. 129-148.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2017), Review of: Henrietta McBurney, Ian Rolfe, Caterina Napoleone, Paula Findlen, Carlo Violani, Onno Wijnands, Arturo Morales Muñiz, Eufrasia Roselló Izquierdo, Arthur MacGregor, Kathie Way, (2017) The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series B (parts 4 and 5). Natural History: Birds, Other Animals and Natural Curiosities., The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series B (parts 4 and 5). Natural History, Journal of the History of Collections .book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2017), Experimenting with living nature: documented practices of 16th-century naturalists and naturalia collectors, Journal of Early Modern Studies 6(1): 21-45.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. (2017), Eye for Detail: Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science, 1500-1630. London: Reaktion Books.book
  • Egmond M.F. (2017), Het Visboeck op tafel. Adriaen Coenen en het natuuronderzoek in de zestiende eeuw.. In: Bos J., Delft M. van, Geleijns E., Vlist Ed van der (Eds.) Een oud Boeck is oud Goud. Studies over bijzondere werken bij het afscheid van Ad Leerintveld als conservator moderne handschriften van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Den Haag: Koninklijke Bibliotheek. 115-126.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. & Mason P.G. (2017), “Se questo mostro marino sia infausto oppure no”: le fortune del capodoglio arenato sulla costa olandese nel 1598. In: Tosi A. (Ed.) Balene. Pisa: EDIZIONI ETS. 73-93.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2016), Animal Drawings for Gessner’s Historia animalium Rediscovered in Amsterdam. In: Leu U., Ruoss M. (Eds.) Facetten eines Universums, Conrad Gessner 1516–2016. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 155-163.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. & Kusukawa S. (2016), Circulation of images and graphic practices in Renaissance natural history:
the example of Conrad Gessner, Gesnerus – Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Sciences 73(1): 29-72.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. & Dupré S. (2016), Collecting and Circulating Exotic Naturalia in the Spanish Netherlands. In: Dupré S., De Munck B., Thomas W., Vanpaemel G. (Eds.) Embattled Territory -
The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands. Ghent: Academia Press. 199-227.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2016), Collecting naturalia - the formation of an academic botanical tradition in Leiden. In: Füssel M., Collet D., MacLeod R. (Eds.) The University of Things. Theory, History, Practice, Yearbook 
for European Culture of Science 8. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. 43-56.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2016), Review of: Haag S., Kuster T., Jordan Gschwend A., Sandpichler V. (2015) Echt Tierisch! Die Menagerie de Fürsten, Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza 31: 237-239.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2016), Review of: Elliott B., Guerrini L., Pegler D. (2015) Flora: Federico Cesi’s Botanical Manuscripts. Vol. I-II-III. The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series B – Natural History, Part Seven, Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza 31: 240-242.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2016), Kreeftengang: Holthuis’ aquarellen, Gessner en de circulatie van visuele dierenkennis in de 16e eeuw. In: Alsemgeest A., Franssen C. (Eds.) In krabbengang door kreeftenboeken. De Bibliotheca Carcinologica L.B. Holthuis. Leiden: Naturalis Biodiversity Center. 39-44.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2016), The garden of nature: visualizing botanical research in Northern and Southern Europe in the 16th century. In: Ferdinand J. (Ed.) From Art to Science. Experiencing Nature in the European Garden, 1500-1700. Treviso: ZeL Edizioni. 18-33.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2015), Figuring Exotic Nature in Sixteenth-Century Europe: Garcia de Orta and Carolus Clusius. In: Da Costa P.M. (Ed.) Medicine, Trade and Empire: Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India (1563) in Context. Farnham: Ashgate. 167-193.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2013), A collection within a collection. Rediscovered animal drawings from the collections of Conrad Gessner and Felix Platter, Journal of the History of Collections 25(2): 149-170.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. (2013), Names of naturalia in the early modern period: between the vernacular and Latin, identification and classification.. In: Dupré S, Cook H. (Eds.) Translation in the Early Modern Low Countries.. Berlin'Zürich-Vienna: LIT Verlag. 131-161.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2013), Observing nature. The correspondence of Carolus Clusius.. In: Miert D. van (Ed.) Communicating Observations in Early Modern Letters, 1500-1575. Epistolography and Epistemology in the Age of the Scientific Revolution.. London/Turin: Nino Aragno Editore, Warburg Institute Colloquia 23. 43-72.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2013), Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany Review of: Sachiko Kusukawa (2012) Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany., British Journal for the History of Science 46(2): 342-344.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2012), Apothecaries as scientists. Clusius, pharmacy and natural history in the sixteenth century. In: Anagnostou S., Egmond M.F. (Eds.) A passion for plants ['Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte der Pharmazie']. Marburg. 15-34.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2012), Centres and Cycles of Accumulation in and Around the Netherlands during the Early Modern Period Review of: Roberts, L. (ed.) (2011) Centres and Cycles of Accumulation in and Around the Netherlands during the Early Modern Period, British Journal for the History of Science 45(3 (September 2012)): 459-460.book review
  • Egmond M.F. & Smith P.J. (2012), Conrad Gessner. Inleiding, De Boekenwereld 29(1): 9-20.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. (2012), Trefpunt van kennis: Clusius en de plantenliefhebbers in Leiden. In: Gelder E. van (Ed.) Bloeiende kennis. Groene ontdekkingen in de Gouden Eeuw (Catalogus tentoonstelling Boerhaave). Hilversum: Verloren. 10-22.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2010), Precious nature: rare naturalia as collector's items and gifts in early modern Europe. In: Rittersma R. (Ed.) Luxury in the Low Countries. Miscellaneous reflections on Netherlandish material culture, 1500 to the present. Brussel: Pharo Publishing. 47-65.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2010), The World of Carolus Clusius. Natural History in the Making, 1550-1610. London: Pickering and Chatto.book
  • Egmond M.F. (2009), Entries on civet cat, mad plums, red narcissus, Paludanus, maldive coconut, and Clusius and the VOC, plus (together with Raymond van der Ham) entries on a piece of bark and the Egyptian arum.. In: Ommen K. van (Ed.) The Exotic World of Carolus Clusius 1526-1609. Catalogue of an exhibition on the quatercentenary of Clusius’ death, 4 April 1609. Leiden: Leiden University Library.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2009), Some notes concerning the session on Nature & Natural history of the John White conference. In: Sloan Kim (Ed.) European Visions: American Voices (British Museum Research Publication No. 172). London: British Museum Press. 42-43.conference paper
  • Egmond M.F. (2009), The Exotic World of Carolus Clusius (1526-1609). Introductory Essay.. In: Ommen K. van (Ed.) The Exotic World of Carolus Clusius 1526-1609. Catalogue of an exhibition on the quatercentenary of Clusius’ death, 4 April 1609. Leiden: Leiden University Library. 7-12.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2008), Apothecaries as experts and brokers in the sixteenth-century network of the naturalist Carolus Clusius, History of Universities 23(2): 59-61.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. & Ramón-Laca Menendez de Luarca L. (2008), Dramatis Personae. In: Koning J. de, Uffelen G. van, Zemanek A. (Eds.) Drawn after Nature. The complete botanical watercolours of the 16th-century Libri Picturati. Zeist: KNNV-Publishing. 45-48.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. & Uffelen G. van (2008), Sources cited in the annotations.. In: Koning Jan de, Uffelen Gerda van, Zemanek Alicia, Zemanek Bogdan (Eds.) Drawn after Nature. The complete botanical watercolours of the 16th-century Libri Picturati. Zeist: KNNV-Publishing. 51-52.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2008), The making of the Libri Picturati A.16-30.. In: Koning Jan de, Uffelen Gerda van, Zemanek Alicia (Eds.) Drawn after Nature. The complete botanical watercolours of the 16th-century Libri Picturati.. Zeist: KNNV-Publishing. 13-21.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), A European community of scholars: exchange and friendship among early modern natural historians. In: Molho A., Ramada Curto D., Koniordos N. (Eds.) Finding Europe. Discourses on Margins, Communities, Images, ca. 13th. -ca. 18th centuries. New York/Oxford: Berghahn. 159-183.book chapter
  • Hoftijzer P.G., Egmond M.F. & Visser R.P.W. (Eds.) (2007), Carolus Clusius. Towards a cultural history of a Renaissance naturalist. Amsterdam: Ediat/KNAW.editorship of book
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), Clusius and Friends: cultures of exchange in the circles of European naturalists. In: Egmond F., Hoftijzer P., Visser R. (Eds.) Carolus Clusius. Towards a cultural history of Renaissance naturalist. Amsterdam: Ediat/KNAW. 9-48.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. & Bethencourt F. (2007), Correspondence and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe 1400-1700. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.book
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), Correspondence and natural history in the sixteenth century: cultures of exchange in the circle of Carolus Clusius. In: Egmond Florike, Bethencourt Francisco (Eds.) Correspondence and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe 1400-1 700. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 104-142.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), Curious fish: connections between some sixteenth-century watercolours and prints. In: Enenkel K.A.E., Smith P.J. (Eds.) Early Modern Zoology. The Construction of Animals in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts. Leiden/Boston: Brill. 245-272.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), Hallucinaties in Clusius’ Exoticorum. In: Ommen K. van, Vrolijk A., Warnar G. (Eds.) Aangeraakt. Boeken in contact met hun lezers. een bundel opstellen voor Wim Gerritsen en Paul Hoftijzer. Kleine Publicaties van de Leidse Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden: Scaliger Instituut / Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden. 81-89.book chapter
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), Inventing the indigenous: local knowledge and natural history in early modern Europe Review of: Alix Cooper Inventing the indigenous: local knowledge and natural history in early modern Europe, Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza 22(2): 372-373.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), The Clusius Project. Clusius and Sixteenth-century Botany in the Context of the New Cultural History of Science, Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 30: 66-68.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. (2007), Visualizing medieval medicine and natural history, 1200-1550 Review of: Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, Alain Touwaide (eds.), Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza 22(2): 362-363.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2006), The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series B - Part two: Fungi Review of: David Pegler, David Freedberg (eds.) (2005) The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series B - Part two: Fungi , Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza 21: 396-398.book review
  • Egmond M.F. (2005), Clusius, Cluyt, Saint Omer. The origins of the sixteenth-century botanical and zoological watercolours in Libri Picturati A. 16-30, Nuncius : annali di storia della scienza XX: 11-67.article in journal
  • Egmond M.F. (2005), Het Visboek. De wereld volgens Adriaen Coenen. Zutphen: Walburg Pers.book

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