Category Archives: natural history

El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español – Nuncius review

New review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual (Marcial Pons, 2014), written by Susana Gómez López and published in the latest issue of Nuncius. PDF available here: Review Marcaida Nuncius Nuncius, Volume 30, Issue … Continue reading

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Ulisse Aldrovandi – Bologna, 2015

Libri e immagini di storia naturale nella prima età moderna – Museo di Palazzo Poggi, 2015 https://storify.com/JoserraMarcaida/ulisse-aldrovandi

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Salvadoriana exhibition: a cabinet of curiosities in Barcelona

Last week I attended a very interesting workshop on the history of early modern natural history and exploration, with a focus on all things “Iberian” (see programme here). The workshop included a visit to a current exhibition at the Botanical … Continue reading

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Una nueva Historia Natural. Primeras noticias ibéricas sobre la naturaleza de las Indias

A truly interdisciplinary and “Iberian” workshop on the history of natural history, organised by Isabel Soler, Emma Sallent, José Pardo-Tomás and Juan Pimentel. I spoke about Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo and his “ekphrastic” description of a rare bird from the … Continue reading

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