Changing the Nature of Art and Science

Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian, June 7-9 in Amsterdam

07June2017 09June2017 10:00


Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) is one of the more intriguing figures of scientific, artistic and commercial culture of the early modern period.

The aim of the conference is to bring together new research and projects relating to Maria Sibylla Merian. With her life and work as a focal point this conference will also explore topics that relate to Merian from a broader perspective, such as the religious context of her work, early modern book production, Merian’s social network, Surinam as a colony, and entomological research. 

Acclaimed speakers

The speakers at the conference will include internationally well-known experts and researchers such as George McGavin, Redmond O’Hanlon, Kay Etheridge and Katharina Schmidt-Loske. The conference is being organised by the Maria Sibylla Merian Society and the Artis Library, part of the University of Amsterdam.

Discount for early bookers. Register now!  

An early booking discount applies until 15 April. If you register now, you pay just €100. For students who are enrolled in a university or university of applied sciences in 2017, the price is just €40. You must book separately for the conference diner on Thursday 8 June.


The conference will be in English

Published by  Special Collections UvA