Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss naturalist whose Historia Animalium is considered the starting point of modern zoology. 26 March is the anniversary of his birth, and institutions around the world will celebrate #GesnerDay by highlighting his publications and contributions on social media.
In anticipation of this event, join us for a Facebook Live broadcast as we go behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian Libraries with Leslie Overstreet, Curator of Natural-History Rare Books, who will tell us more about Gesner and showcase some of his amazing publications from the collections of the Smithsonian's Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Rare Book Library of Natural History.
Many of Gesner's works have also been digitized for BHL. Browse them here.
Celebrating Gesner Facebook Live Event
When? 24 March, 2017 at 1:30pm ET