Full project website: sciencegossip.org
The publication of books and periodicals are key locations for visualizing knowledge about the natural world. The Biodiversity Heritage Library has digitized and catalogued millions of pages of printed text between the 1400’s and today related to the investigation of the natural world. Illustrations are a large part of these printed pages. In this project, citizen scientists tagged illustrations and added artist and engraver information, which had a direct impact on the research of historians who are trying to figure out why, how often, and who made images depicting a whole range of natural sciences in the Victorian period.
For details on the range of natural history magazines and periodicals analysed by citizen scientists on the project, see below.