History of Snow Crystal Science

My doctoral project combines approaches from the history of science, visual studies, and environmental history to explore the history of observing and visualising snow crystals from the early seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century. I draw from archival and published material spanning three continents, giving insight into the construction of “visual cultures” of snowflakes and their place in our understandings of the environment. Through applying different methods from the history of science, but also from cultural and global history, art history, and the wider environmental humanities, my project explores the long-term history of this science in its cultural, visual, and environmental contexts.

This project has received funding from:


Frost Flowers & Fog Sculptures

Floris Winckel

HUBE Magazine, vol. 1(1), 2023, pp. 314-331


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