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Conf. "Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration", London

London, Royal Society, September 14 - 15, 2017
Deadline: Oct 16, 2016

The National Maritime Museum (NMM), together with University College
London (UCL), the Royal Society, the National Portrait Gallery (NPG)
and other project partners, is delighted to have been awarded an Arts
and Humanities Research Council Network Grant on ‘Joseph Banks,
Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World’, which
commenced on 1 June 2016.

The Network will bring together interdisciplinary and international
groups of scholars from universities, libraries, museums and galleries
to build on recent scholarship and to discuss new avenues for research
in the build-up to the 200th anniversary of Sir Joseph Banks’s death in

A programme of events will include three academic workshops: the first
will take place at UCL, focusing on the historiography of Banks; the
second workshop, at the NPG, on Science, Self-fashioning and
Representation in Joseph Banks’s Circle; and the third, at the NMM,
will focus on Banks and the Maritime World. A larger, open conference
at the Royal Society, will form the culmination of the network project
in September 2017.

More details on the project including the steering committee, research
outline, and the event programme, including dates of the workshops and
lists of workshop speakers, can be found at josephbanksnetwork. More details, including paper
abstracts and blog posts, will be added to the webpage as the project

Call for Papers
The final conference at the Royal Society, entitled ‘Joseph Banks:
Science, Culture and Exploration’, will take place on 14-15 September
2017. We are delighted that Professor David Igler, University of
California, Irvine and Professor Kapil Raj, Centre Alexandre-Koyré,
Paris have agreed to give keynote addresses at the conference.
We are now issuing a Call for Papers for the 2017 conference – please
see the website for full details (deadline 16 October).

Contact us

To submit a proposal or to find out more about how you can be part of
the Network, please contact the project coordinator Sally Archer at the
National Maritime Museum at:

We would be grateful if you could please circulate this announcement,
including the Call for Papers for the conference, to anyone you think
would be interested. Thank you.
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