Tuesday 2 April 2013

Maria Sibylla Merian, naturalist - scientific illustrator (1647 - 1717)

Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1647, Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneer botanic illustrator who "helped to transform the field of entomology". (source)

And so many people today, myself included, came to know Merian's work thanks to a Google's doodle on its homepage.

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In this blog I intend to do some historical justice to the many, many women who have contributed with their genius, creativity, adventurous spirit, nurturing - amongst other qualities - to the apparent linear and male dominated prescribed notion of History. This is just the beggining.