Carl Linnaeus, Erasmus Darwin and Anna Seward: Botanical Poetry and Female Education

  title={Carl Linnaeus, Erasmus Darwin and Anna Seward: Botanical Poetry and Female Education},
  author={Sam George},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  • S. George
  • Published 30 January 2014
  • Education
  • Science & Education
This article will explore the intersection between ‘literature’ and ‘science’ in one key area, the botanical poem with scientific notes. It reveals significant aspects of the way knowledge was gendered in the Enlightenment, which is relevant to the present-day education of girls in science. It aims to illustrate how members of the Lichfield Botanical Society (headed by Erasmus Darwin) became implicated in debates around the education of women in Linnaean botany. The Society’s translations from… 
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