Commanding Nature in Early Modern Europe

Domestication Practices Across History is a reading group hosted by gloknos throughout the 2019/20 academic year. This group meets every fortnight during Michaelmas and Lent term from 15:00 - 17:00, in the CRASSH Meeting Room, inside the Alison Richard Building.

This week, the group are meeting to discuss the following:

Lent Term - 20 January 2020

Paolo Savoia, ‘Nature of Artifice? Grafting in Early Modern Surgery and Agronomy’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 72, 1 (2016): pp. 67-86.

Margaret E Derry, ‘Chapter One: Artificial Selection Theory and Livestock Breeding, 1750-1900’, in Masterminding Nature: The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015): pp. 13-39.


Image: Indian agriculture and crops. Gouache drawing. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY