Call for papers: International Congress Conrad Gessner (Zurich, 6-9 June 2016)

gessner1564Call for papers deadline: 31 December 2015

Conrad Gessner, Zurich doctor, naturalist, and polymath, was the father of book history, the first to describe the flora of the Alps, the founder of modern zoology, a pioneer of biology, and author of the most richly illustrated book about minerals and fossils produced in the sixteenth century.

This Swiss Leonardo da Vinci will be commemorated in various exhibitions and events that will run from 16 March 2016, including an international congress that will take place from 6 to 9 June 2016 at the University of Zurich. The contributions will illuminate the multiplicity of Gessner’s interdisciplinary interests and research, from bibliography and botany via classical philology, linguistics, and the history of medicine to scientific drawing and zoology. In addition to the focus on the Zurich polymath himself, discussion will also encompass his correspondents and other contemporaries.


The congress languages are German and English. Short papers should be no longer than 25 minutes. The conference proceedings are to be published.

Please send your proposal (Abstract max. 500 words) to until 31 December 2015.

You will be notified at the end of January 2016 at the latest. Please register as short paper presenter only after your paper has been accepted. Registration deadline is end of February 2016.


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MAD (2015, October 16). Call for papers: International Congress Conrad Gessner (Zurich, 6-9 June 2016). Medieval Animal Data-Network. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from

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