Rene Winkler

Thesis title: The Origins of Museums in Scotland - Robert Sibbald's "Auctarium Musaei Balfouriani" [Preliminary title]

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry) - The Open University

MA (Hons) History - The University of Edinburgh

MSc History - The University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor - The Historian's Tookit

Research summary

I am interested in the history of early modern science, collecting and museums. My PhD project is looking at the way in which the collecting of natural history specimens in Scotland c.1700 led to the generation, distribution and questioning of knowledge about nature.