Mar 10th – Mystery in History of Science – Burke Museum

Next Thursday, March 10 at 7 pm at the Burke Museum, Ted Pietsch, faculty member in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will speak about his book, The Curious Death of Peter Artedi: A Mystery in the History of Science. Cost is $5 or free for Burke members.

Book summary

When Peter Artedi and Carl Linnaeus first meet in March 1729 as students at Uppsala University, they take an immediate liking to each other and soon form an intense intellectual bond. In September 1735, just as Artedi is set to publish his work, he drowns under puzzling circumstances. This story about a little-known event from a key point in history investigates the untold tale behind the friendship of Linnaeus and Artedi and what may have actually happened between them.

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Join us in celebrating Ted’s accomplishment and learning more about the “father of Ichthyology,” Peter Artedi.