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Time to Renew Your Membership

If you have not already done so, please renew your Chesapeake Chapter membership. During 2017 the Chapter sponsored 10 events, taking advantage of the rich resources available in our area to further our interests in printing history and related arts and crafts.

To renew, go to the APHA website and complete the online application, or download, fill out and return the Membership Application with your dues payment.

Please be sure to check the appropriate box on the application form to start or continue your Chapter membership. This is particularly important so that the correct amount of dues will be forwarded to our Chapter. Chapter dues are just $15. Membership is on a calendar year basis (January 1–December 31).

Imagining the Extraordinary:
Scientific Illustration from the
Renaissance to the Digital Age
March 15 & 16, 2018
Rare Book and Special Collections Division
Library of Congress

Imagining the Extraordinary will explore how creative scientific illustration, often aided by advances in technology, has extended the reach of human understanding about the natural world. Knowledge about everything from the unimaginably large to the inconceivably small was initially nurtured by the popularity and availability of the printed image during and after the Renaissance. In a similar spirit of discovery, modern scientists have harnessed digital visualization techniques to nurture contemplation on everything from coral migration to the human genome.

Exploring the longstanding relationship between science and illustration, Imagining the Extraordinary will bring together historians, curators, artists, and librarians fluent in the visual vocabulary of the Renaissance and early modern period with modern scientists, technologists, and artists working in the same fields with new digital visualization tools. scientific illustration provides a unique vantage from which to identify and discuss unifying concepts in scientific discovery, such as evidence and proof, artistic collaboration, imagining the unseen or the perplexing, and rendering images useful to multiple (and often skeptical) audiences. It is our hope that this symposium will provide an opportunity to bring together the many voices that have long been involved in condensing and animating the complexity of the natural world.

This event is free and open to the public, and reservations are required ( from-the-renaissance-to-the-digital- age-symposium-tickets- 41123377128). For questions, please contact: