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10 October 2023

Man Gave Names to All the Animals: Natural History in the University Library in Groningen (1816-1820)

From 1816 to 1820 two young naturalists studied in Groningen under professor Theodorus van Swinderen. Two hundred years ago, on September 8, 1823, one of them, Johan Conrad van Hasselt, passed away on Java. Two years earlier, on September 14, 1821, the other one, Heinrich Kuhl, had passed away there as well. Traces of these young naturalists can be found in the UB of the University of Groningen. Not only their own publications and publications on their life and work, but also traces of use in several natural historical publications. This exhibition sheds new light on the student years of Kuhl and Van Hasselt based on the collection of the UB. Read more about them in this blog.

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