Joseph Banks: science, culture and the remaking of the Indo-Pacific world

Lead Research Organisation: National Maritime Museum
Department Name: Research

Abstract

The proposed project brings together two lead partners, University College London (UCL) and the National Maritime Museum (NMM), together with project partners (The Royal Society (RS), the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), the Natural History Museum (NHM), and the British Museum (BM)) to develop a network of scholars and institutions to research Joseph Banks (1743-1820), botanist on the voyage of Captain Cook and president of the Royal Society. We propose four international study events (three workshops and a conference) assessing Banks's career and his significance in the making of the Indo-Pacific world. These four events will bring together international scholars and stakeholders working on different Indo-Pacific regions and in different disciplines: anthropology, history of art, imperial studies, maritime history and the history of science. The four events will be as follows:

1) an invited workshop, at UCL, will concentrate on historiography of Banks and the relationship between science, culture and the Indo-Pacific region in Banks's time.
2) an invited workshop, at NMM, will assess Bank's maritime collecting and networks, his advocacy of oceanic exploration and his role in increasing European trade, missionary endeavours and political activity in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
3) an invited workshop, at the NPG, will consider representations of Banks in portraiture and satirical prints, and the role of imagery and art in the ways the Indo-Pacific World and Europe were represented to one another in Banks's time.
4) a conference, at the Royal Society, will be a much larger gathering open to the public, building on the previous workshops to debate Banks's role and legacies in linking together regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans to form a new expanse of scientific interest and commercial and colonial exploitation.

Furthermore, to complement two of the workshops, the NHM and BM will host curator-led study visits and viewings of relevant Banks-related collections for the workshop attendees. The network's research outputs will also feed into public-facing activities at NMM, NPG, and other project partner institutions. A Steering Committee, consisting of the lead and project partners cited above, will oversee the four events between May 2016 and Autumn 2017. The goal of the network is to present Banks to both academic and public audiences, so that his role in British exploration, empire, and science is better appreciated, debated, and open to critical inquiry. We anticipate that the network will lead to a bid for a larger grant in 2017.

Planned Impact

The network will benefit the non-HEI participating institutions (NMM, NPG, RS, NHM, BM) through enhancing their expertise, providing content for existing and developing galleries, displays, exhibitions and learning programmes, including public talks and events and digital media. Through these programmes the heritage organizations will broaden the impact to a wide range of audiences.

Specifically, the research will complement existing content being developed by NMM for the public programming developed around the recent acquisitions of a set of Banks's 'Florilegium' and the iconic paintings by George Stubbs's of a kangaroo and dingo, commissioned by Banks after the Endeavour voyage. The paintings were purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, which also provided significant funding for a nationwide programme of public participation running to 2018.

At NMM, the network will inform a new permanent gallery on Pacific exploration at the NMM (curated by the PI), opening in 2018, together with its associated learning, publication and digital media programmes. (NMM has recently received HLF Round One funding (Development Phase) for the building of four galleries, the 'Endeavour Galleries', one of which is on Pacific exploration). The gallery forms the final part of an 'oceanic' floor' at the Museum, joining Atlantic and Indian Ocean galleries and enabling visitors to experience and engage with the global extent and nature of British maritime activity. The network will enhance the NMM's understanding and cataloguing of its Indo-Pacific collections, which are publicly accessible online; it will also enhance the catalogues of other institutions with Banks collections: for example, the British Library and British Museum. Both the PI and CI are part of the newly formed 'Cook 250' network of academics and museums, led by the NMM and intended to maximise and coordinate a range of public activities around both Cook and Banks for the 2018 and 2020 anniversaries.

At NPG, the network will inform the development of a proposal for an exhibition about Banks, cultural exchange and portraiture. It will also enhance the understanding of aspects of the collection, and artists who are represented within this. Opening up discussion on the representation of Banks and scientists, explorers and other cultures, it will feed into the larger planning of the redisplay of the eighteenth-century collection as part of the Gallery's 'Project 2020', which seeks to increase public access to the collections and associated narratives of British history.

At the RS, the network will reveal new insights into a key figure in the institution's history since Banks was president of the Society for more than forty years. At NHM, the network will enable the museum to bring scientific collections into the sphere of humanities research and public programming and at BM participation in the network will bring new perspectives to understanding their existing Banks collections.

All participating non-HEIs have long-established and productive partnerships with peer institutions in the UK and abroad - for example, the International Congress of Maritime Museums - a number of whose members in the Asian-Pacific region may wish to link to and capitalize on the public outputs, especially, perhaps, digital ones.

UCL has an established programme of public lectures and it is anticipated that these will provide opportunities for the invited speakers to also address interested but not necessarily academic audiences.

Publications

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Werrett S (2019) Introduction: Rethinking Joseph Banks. in Notes and records of the Royal Society of London

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Thompson C (2019) Women Travellers, Romantic-era science and the Banksian empire in Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science

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Rose ED (2019) From the South Seas to Soho Square: Joseph Banks's Library, collection and Kingdom of natural history. in Notes and records of the Royal Society of London

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Fulford T (2019) The Role of Patronage in early nineteenth-century science, as evidenced in letters from Humphry Davy to Joseph Banks in Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science

 
Description As this was a Network grant, no new research was undertaken. However, the key result was both the development of a network of over 100 researchers, as well as the development of new research questions and areas of interest. The quantity and quality of international papers submitted for the various Network events have demonstrated the rich possibilities of exploiting Banks as a still under-explored starting-point for research in a wide number of multi-disciplinary fields.

A major grant application, which has now been submitted in December 2019, will develop further findings of the Joseph Banks Network project, which effectively demonstrated that currently available research on Banks leaves many avenues for future work. This project will reassess Banks through eighteenth-century debates over "thrift" and "excess". Contributors to the AHRC Network Grant demonstrated the diversity of perspectives available for studying Banks, from questions of agency, networks, and collecting to issues of information management, reputation, and iconography. What seems particularly important in taking this work forward is to think about the larger context of Banks's work and how these various elements fitted into it.

The Network also aimed to produce scholarly publications drawing on papers given at the three workshops and conference. A special issue of Notes and Records of the Royal Society consisting of seven essays has been published (in May 2019), and a second volume, a special edition of the Journal of Maritime Research, is currently in the editing stage and will be published later in 2020 or early 2021. The contributions to the two volumes above reflect the Network's desire to support early-career researchers as well as established academics and museum professionals.
Exploitation Route We have already had feedback that the formation of the Network has been of great benefit to individual researchers. We hope that these contacts and the papers given at the various Network events will indirectly influence research which will go into publications including blogs. The Network will also indirectly have an even larger impact on the planning of programmes for the forthcoming Banks anniversary in 2020.
Sectors Creative Economy,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.rmg.co.uk/josephbanksnetwork
 
Description The National Maritime Museum has been developing a gallery entitled 'Pacific Encounters', due to open in September 2018. The PI and Katy Barrett, Curator of Art at the Museum, were both involved in the academic and public development of the gallery. At a fundamental level, their involvement in the Network informed the thematic development of the gallery ensuring the centrality of Banks and collecting. Barrett and the PI were able to develop a profitable relationship with the 'Savage Klub', a largely London-based group of New Zealanders who visited the Museum on a number of occasions and who are currently working on a display within the gallery looking at Banks, collecting and exchange in the Pacific. Further learning and public-facing programmes relating to the key gallery themes of collecting, exchange and missionary activity in the Pacific are being developed in partnership with local groups. The life of the gallery is likely to be a minimum of ten years, giving the opportunity for public engagement programmes to be built continuously. In September 2017 a free public event - a panel discussion entitled 'Adventures in the Indo-Pacific' - was held during the Royal Society's Banks conference, bringing together an audience of academics and interested members of the public. We are grateful to the Royal Society for their generous sponsorship of panel-member Prof. Iain McCalman's attendance. The Royal Society's evaluation of the conversation indicated that over half of the 117 attendees were visiting the RS for the first time; 94% of the audience rated it as 'excellent'. The conference itself brought approving comments: 'excellent range of topics and very well put together programme' and 'More on Banks please'. On the final day of the Royal Society conference delegates were invited to Kew Botanical gardens, while during two of the three London-based workshops, delegates, which included a significant number of new researchers, had the opportunity for a guided visit to Banks's collections at the Natural History Museum. Closer relationships have developed and continue so to do with other museums and universities in Britain, Europe and the Pacific. A series of four open seminars based around Banks was run by the National Maritime Museum in September/October 2017, catering for an interested but non-academic audience. The chairman of the Joseph Banks Society was also invited to give a paper during this lecture series and members of the Society attended most of the Network events, thus forging links with this important special-interest (but non-academic) society. Three popular articles on Banks have been written by Jordan Goodman and published in The Historian and Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Creative Economy,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description The Joseph Banks Network 
Organisation National Portrait Gallery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The National Maritime Museum (NMM) led the collaborative programme for the Joseph Banks Network. Nigel Rigby was the PI, leading the project, programming the NMM workshop and is currently working with other project partners on the publication programme. Sally Archer managed the logistics of the project including co-ordinating the steering group meetings, co-ordinating the workshops, liaising with speakers and each host organizer. She also led on web page development and communications for the project. She managed the financial aspect of the grant. NMM also supported the project by offering a venue free of charge for the NMM workshop, and a wider public engagement (a series of lectures aimed at a non-specialist audience).
Collaborator Contribution Our partners, including UCL (where CI Simon Werrett was based) supported the project by offering their venues free of charge for both the steering group meetings and for the Network events (3 workshops and a major conference). They also supported it through seconding staff to plan and facilitate the academic and public programmes during the project. In the case of the Royal Society there was a direct financial contribution towards a public panel discussion (including one speaker from Australia) to broaden the impact of that particular conference. The Royal Society also part-sponsored additional speaker costs not already covered in the grant. In addition, the Natural History Museum made a great contribution to the Network by organizing, for two of the Network workshops, an afternoon's study visit looking at relevant Banks-related collections.
Impact Workshops: University College London, 10-11 November 2016: 'Rethinking Joseph Banks: New Directions for Research' National Portrait Gallery, 26-27 January 2017: 'Science, Self-fashioning and Representation in Joseph Banks's Circles' National Maritime Museum, 17-18 February 2017: 'The Maritime Worlds of Joseph Banks' In May Jordan Jordan Goodman co-organized an international symposium at the Oak Spring Library, Virginia on the Chinese drawings of John Bradby Blake and spoke about the significance and use of a set of these drawings that Joseph Banks owned and which are now in the Natural History Museum, London. Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration 14-16 September 2017 at The Royal Society Public Lectures: National Maritime Museum, series of four public lectures given by conference/workshop delegates and others Publications: Jordan Goodman, UCL,'After Cook: Joseph Banks and his travelling plants, 1787-1810', The Historian February 2017. Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The life and work of John Bradby Blake, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The John Bradbury Blake Drawings at the Natural History Museum, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Developing research: Simon Werrett, UCL, and Mark Carine, Natural History Museum, awarded a Summer studentship from UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies for a student to work on Banks's British Herbarium. Talks: Talk by Simon Werrett, 'Crawling King Caterpillar: Portraying Joseph Banks in the Eighteenth Century' 'London's Natural Histories' in 'Salon for the City', 30 March 2017 Talk by Nigel Rigby to the Cruising Association, Lenham, on 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks', 9 March 2017 Panel discussion on 'Adventures in the Indo-Pacific' - speakers: Iain MaCalman, Rebekah Higgitt, Simon Werrett and Kathy Willis, Royal Society 14 September (a free public event) Gallery/Exhibition development: Range of dates: Katy Barrett, curator on National Maritime Museum's forthcoming 'Pacific Encounters' gallery, held a series of workshops in the Museum's stores bringing members of a local group with Pacific origins The artist Lisa Reihana incorporated Cook-related museum objects from the Royal Society into her narrative video installation In Pursuit of Venus (Infected). The artwork will be shown at the Royal Academy's 'Oceania' exhibition in London, 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Joseph Banks Network 
Organisation Natural History Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The National Maritime Museum (NMM) led the collaborative programme for the Joseph Banks Network. Nigel Rigby was the PI, leading the project, programming the NMM workshop and is currently working with other project partners on the publication programme. Sally Archer managed the logistics of the project including co-ordinating the steering group meetings, co-ordinating the workshops, liaising with speakers and each host organizer. She also led on web page development and communications for the project. She managed the financial aspect of the grant. NMM also supported the project by offering a venue free of charge for the NMM workshop, and a wider public engagement (a series of lectures aimed at a non-specialist audience).
Collaborator Contribution Our partners, including UCL (where CI Simon Werrett was based) supported the project by offering their venues free of charge for both the steering group meetings and for the Network events (3 workshops and a major conference). They also supported it through seconding staff to plan and facilitate the academic and public programmes during the project. In the case of the Royal Society there was a direct financial contribution towards a public panel discussion (including one speaker from Australia) to broaden the impact of that particular conference. The Royal Society also part-sponsored additional speaker costs not already covered in the grant. In addition, the Natural History Museum made a great contribution to the Network by organizing, for two of the Network workshops, an afternoon's study visit looking at relevant Banks-related collections.
Impact Workshops: University College London, 10-11 November 2016: 'Rethinking Joseph Banks: New Directions for Research' National Portrait Gallery, 26-27 January 2017: 'Science, Self-fashioning and Representation in Joseph Banks's Circles' National Maritime Museum, 17-18 February 2017: 'The Maritime Worlds of Joseph Banks' In May Jordan Jordan Goodman co-organized an international symposium at the Oak Spring Library, Virginia on the Chinese drawings of John Bradby Blake and spoke about the significance and use of a set of these drawings that Joseph Banks owned and which are now in the Natural History Museum, London. Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration 14-16 September 2017 at The Royal Society Public Lectures: National Maritime Museum, series of four public lectures given by conference/workshop delegates and others Publications: Jordan Goodman, UCL,'After Cook: Joseph Banks and his travelling plants, 1787-1810', The Historian February 2017. Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The life and work of John Bradby Blake, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The John Bradbury Blake Drawings at the Natural History Museum, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Developing research: Simon Werrett, UCL, and Mark Carine, Natural History Museum, awarded a Summer studentship from UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies for a student to work on Banks's British Herbarium. Talks: Talk by Simon Werrett, 'Crawling King Caterpillar: Portraying Joseph Banks in the Eighteenth Century' 'London's Natural Histories' in 'Salon for the City', 30 March 2017 Talk by Nigel Rigby to the Cruising Association, Lenham, on 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks', 9 March 2017 Panel discussion on 'Adventures in the Indo-Pacific' - speakers: Iain MaCalman, Rebekah Higgitt, Simon Werrett and Kathy Willis, Royal Society 14 September (a free public event) Gallery/Exhibition development: Range of dates: Katy Barrett, curator on National Maritime Museum's forthcoming 'Pacific Encounters' gallery, held a series of workshops in the Museum's stores bringing members of a local group with Pacific origins The artist Lisa Reihana incorporated Cook-related museum objects from the Royal Society into her narrative video installation In Pursuit of Venus (Infected). The artwork will be shown at the Royal Academy's 'Oceania' exhibition in London, 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Joseph Banks Network 
Organisation Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Maritime Museum (NMM) led the collaborative programme for the Joseph Banks Network. Nigel Rigby was the PI, leading the project, programming the NMM workshop and is currently working with other project partners on the publication programme. Sally Archer managed the logistics of the project including co-ordinating the steering group meetings, co-ordinating the workshops, liaising with speakers and each host organizer. She also led on web page development and communications for the project. She managed the financial aspect of the grant. NMM also supported the project by offering a venue free of charge for the NMM workshop, and a wider public engagement (a series of lectures aimed at a non-specialist audience).
Collaborator Contribution Our partners, including UCL (where CI Simon Werrett was based) supported the project by offering their venues free of charge for both the steering group meetings and for the Network events (3 workshops and a major conference). They also supported it through seconding staff to plan and facilitate the academic and public programmes during the project. In the case of the Royal Society there was a direct financial contribution towards a public panel discussion (including one speaker from Australia) to broaden the impact of that particular conference. The Royal Society also part-sponsored additional speaker costs not already covered in the grant. In addition, the Natural History Museum made a great contribution to the Network by organizing, for two of the Network workshops, an afternoon's study visit looking at relevant Banks-related collections.
Impact Workshops: University College London, 10-11 November 2016: 'Rethinking Joseph Banks: New Directions for Research' National Portrait Gallery, 26-27 January 2017: 'Science, Self-fashioning and Representation in Joseph Banks's Circles' National Maritime Museum, 17-18 February 2017: 'The Maritime Worlds of Joseph Banks' In May Jordan Jordan Goodman co-organized an international symposium at the Oak Spring Library, Virginia on the Chinese drawings of John Bradby Blake and spoke about the significance and use of a set of these drawings that Joseph Banks owned and which are now in the Natural History Museum, London. Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration 14-16 September 2017 at The Royal Society Public Lectures: National Maritime Museum, series of four public lectures given by conference/workshop delegates and others Publications: Jordan Goodman, UCL,'After Cook: Joseph Banks and his travelling plants, 1787-1810', The Historian February 2017. Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The life and work of John Bradby Blake, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The John Bradbury Blake Drawings at the Natural History Museum, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Developing research: Simon Werrett, UCL, and Mark Carine, Natural History Museum, awarded a Summer studentship from UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies for a student to work on Banks's British Herbarium. Talks: Talk by Simon Werrett, 'Crawling King Caterpillar: Portraying Joseph Banks in the Eighteenth Century' 'London's Natural Histories' in 'Salon for the City', 30 March 2017 Talk by Nigel Rigby to the Cruising Association, Lenham, on 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks', 9 March 2017 Panel discussion on 'Adventures in the Indo-Pacific' - speakers: Iain MaCalman, Rebekah Higgitt, Simon Werrett and Kathy Willis, Royal Society 14 September (a free public event) Gallery/Exhibition development: Range of dates: Katy Barrett, curator on National Maritime Museum's forthcoming 'Pacific Encounters' gallery, held a series of workshops in the Museum's stores bringing members of a local group with Pacific origins The artist Lisa Reihana incorporated Cook-related museum objects from the Royal Society into her narrative video installation In Pursuit of Venus (Infected). The artwork will be shown at the Royal Academy's 'Oceania' exhibition in London, 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Joseph Banks Network 
Organisation The Royal Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Maritime Museum (NMM) led the collaborative programme for the Joseph Banks Network. Nigel Rigby was the PI, leading the project, programming the NMM workshop and is currently working with other project partners on the publication programme. Sally Archer managed the logistics of the project including co-ordinating the steering group meetings, co-ordinating the workshops, liaising with speakers and each host organizer. She also led on web page development and communications for the project. She managed the financial aspect of the grant. NMM also supported the project by offering a venue free of charge for the NMM workshop, and a wider public engagement (a series of lectures aimed at a non-specialist audience).
Collaborator Contribution Our partners, including UCL (where CI Simon Werrett was based) supported the project by offering their venues free of charge for both the steering group meetings and for the Network events (3 workshops and a major conference). They also supported it through seconding staff to plan and facilitate the academic and public programmes during the project. In the case of the Royal Society there was a direct financial contribution towards a public panel discussion (including one speaker from Australia) to broaden the impact of that particular conference. The Royal Society also part-sponsored additional speaker costs not already covered in the grant. In addition, the Natural History Museum made a great contribution to the Network by organizing, for two of the Network workshops, an afternoon's study visit looking at relevant Banks-related collections.
Impact Workshops: University College London, 10-11 November 2016: 'Rethinking Joseph Banks: New Directions for Research' National Portrait Gallery, 26-27 January 2017: 'Science, Self-fashioning and Representation in Joseph Banks's Circles' National Maritime Museum, 17-18 February 2017: 'The Maritime Worlds of Joseph Banks' In May Jordan Jordan Goodman co-organized an international symposium at the Oak Spring Library, Virginia on the Chinese drawings of John Bradby Blake and spoke about the significance and use of a set of these drawings that Joseph Banks owned and which are now in the Natural History Museum, London. Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration 14-16 September 2017 at The Royal Society Public Lectures: National Maritime Museum, series of four public lectures given by conference/workshop delegates and others Publications: Jordan Goodman, UCL,'After Cook: Joseph Banks and his travelling plants, 1787-1810', The Historian February 2017. Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The life and work of John Bradby Blake, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The John Bradbury Blake Drawings at the Natural History Museum, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Developing research: Simon Werrett, UCL, and Mark Carine, Natural History Museum, awarded a Summer studentship from UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies for a student to work on Banks's British Herbarium. Talks: Talk by Simon Werrett, 'Crawling King Caterpillar: Portraying Joseph Banks in the Eighteenth Century' 'London's Natural Histories' in 'Salon for the City', 30 March 2017 Talk by Nigel Rigby to the Cruising Association, Lenham, on 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks', 9 March 2017 Panel discussion on 'Adventures in the Indo-Pacific' - speakers: Iain MaCalman, Rebekah Higgitt, Simon Werrett and Kathy Willis, Royal Society 14 September (a free public event) Gallery/Exhibition development: Range of dates: Katy Barrett, curator on National Maritime Museum's forthcoming 'Pacific Encounters' gallery, held a series of workshops in the Museum's stores bringing members of a local group with Pacific origins The artist Lisa Reihana incorporated Cook-related museum objects from the Royal Society into her narrative video installation In Pursuit of Venus (Infected). The artwork will be shown at the Royal Academy's 'Oceania' exhibition in London, 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Joseph Banks Network 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The National Maritime Museum (NMM) led the collaborative programme for the Joseph Banks Network. Nigel Rigby was the PI, leading the project, programming the NMM workshop and is currently working with other project partners on the publication programme. Sally Archer managed the logistics of the project including co-ordinating the steering group meetings, co-ordinating the workshops, liaising with speakers and each host organizer. She also led on web page development and communications for the project. She managed the financial aspect of the grant. NMM also supported the project by offering a venue free of charge for the NMM workshop, and a wider public engagement (a series of lectures aimed at a non-specialist audience).
Collaborator Contribution Our partners, including UCL (where CI Simon Werrett was based) supported the project by offering their venues free of charge for both the steering group meetings and for the Network events (3 workshops and a major conference). They also supported it through seconding staff to plan and facilitate the academic and public programmes during the project. In the case of the Royal Society there was a direct financial contribution towards a public panel discussion (including one speaker from Australia) to broaden the impact of that particular conference. The Royal Society also part-sponsored additional speaker costs not already covered in the grant. In addition, the Natural History Museum made a great contribution to the Network by organizing, for two of the Network workshops, an afternoon's study visit looking at relevant Banks-related collections.
Impact Workshops: University College London, 10-11 November 2016: 'Rethinking Joseph Banks: New Directions for Research' National Portrait Gallery, 26-27 January 2017: 'Science, Self-fashioning and Representation in Joseph Banks's Circles' National Maritime Museum, 17-18 February 2017: 'The Maritime Worlds of Joseph Banks' In May Jordan Jordan Goodman co-organized an international symposium at the Oak Spring Library, Virginia on the Chinese drawings of John Bradby Blake and spoke about the significance and use of a set of these drawings that Joseph Banks owned and which are now in the Natural History Museum, London. Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration 14-16 September 2017 at The Royal Society Public Lectures: National Maritime Museum, series of four public lectures given by conference/workshop delegates and others Publications: Jordan Goodman, UCL,'After Cook: Joseph Banks and his travelling plants, 1787-1810', The Historian February 2017. Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The life and work of John Bradby Blake, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Jordan Goodman, UCL, 'The John Bradbury Blake Drawings at the Natural History Museum, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 2017 Developing research: Simon Werrett, UCL, and Mark Carine, Natural History Museum, awarded a Summer studentship from UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies for a student to work on Banks's British Herbarium. Talks: Talk by Simon Werrett, 'Crawling King Caterpillar: Portraying Joseph Banks in the Eighteenth Century' 'London's Natural Histories' in 'Salon for the City', 30 March 2017 Talk by Nigel Rigby to the Cruising Association, Lenham, on 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks', 9 March 2017 Panel discussion on 'Adventures in the Indo-Pacific' - speakers: Iain MaCalman, Rebekah Higgitt, Simon Werrett and Kathy Willis, Royal Society 14 September (a free public event) Gallery/Exhibition development: Range of dates: Katy Barrett, curator on National Maritime Museum's forthcoming 'Pacific Encounters' gallery, held a series of workshops in the Museum's stores bringing members of a local group with Pacific origins The artist Lisa Reihana incorporated Cook-related museum objects from the Royal Society into her narrative video installation In Pursuit of Venus (Infected). The artwork will be shown at the Royal Academy's 'Oceania' exhibition in London, 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Exploring and Being Explored: Indigenous Knowledge in New South Wales and London in the Early Nineteenth Century'. Paper by Prof Jordan Goodman, Network steering committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Jordan Goodman at National Maritime Museum, Exploration and Memory Conference, September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Joseph Banks: The Consummate Connector'. Talk by Jordan Goodman, Network steering committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Jordan Goodman for Sir Joseph Banks Society, Lincoln, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ''In the Wake of Cook? Joseph Banks and his "Favorite Projects"' - talk by Professor Jordan Goodman, Network steering committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk delivered by Jordan Goodman at Society for the History of Natural History summer meeting, entitled 'Bon Voyage? 250 Years Exploring the Natural World' - at World Museum, Liverpool, June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 9 March Nigel Rigby gave a talk to the Cruising Association on 'Captain Cook and Joseph Banks' in Lenham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Circulating Knowledge, Maritime Assemblages and Moving Plants: The St Vincent-London-Calcutta Circuit, 1790-1800'. Paper by Prof Jordan Goodman, UCL, Network committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper delivered by Jordan Goodman at University College London, ESHS/BSHS Conference, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Two Hundred and Fifty Years Ago Today: The Banksian Botanical "Suite" Arrives in Madeira on HMS Endeavour'. Talk by Professor Jordan Goodman, Banks Network steering commitee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Jordan Goodman at FLORAMAC conference in Funchal, Madeira, September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Joseph Banks Lecture Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This lecture series aimed to bring Joseph Banks to wider public understanding, in advance of the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour voyage in 1768 and the 200th anniversary of Banks's death in 1820. It was part of the public engagement programme undertaken by the National Maritime Museum as part of the Network project. Four international speakers (including from Australia) gave papers relating to Joseph Banks over a four week lecture series, to which the Museum's public audiences were invited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Maritime Museum: an online schools learning resource on Joseph Banks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Key Stage 2 online learning resource on Joseph Banks developed for schools, featuring Jordan Goodman on film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/teacher-resources/explorers-joseph-banks
 
Description Pacific Encounters Gallery Public Engagement Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nigel Rigby and Katy Barrett, the lead curators on the National Maritime Museum's forthcoming 'Pacific Encounters' gallery (2018) have brought together workshop attendees and other specialists with audience development personnel and local groups of Pacific origin. Groups of academics and local people have been shown and responded to indigenous objects scheduled for the gallery. A key interface has been the 'pop-up shop' in Lewisham shopping centre loaned free of charge by the owners to the Museum. The 'Pacific Encounters' gallery is benefiting from a more nuanced view of Banks as a result of the papers, discussions in the three network workshops and the different, often challenging perspectives offered by the indigenous consultation group, which is developing a collection-themed display for the gallery. In addition, targeted activities related to the Network's themes of the Pacific, Cook, Banks and natural history collecting have been occurring at the NMM over the past four years as a result of the activity plan related to the HLF-funded acquisition of George Stubbs's Kongorou and Dingo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Salon for the City: 'London's Natural Histories' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 30 March the Westminster Library 'Salon for the City' hosted by Stephen Coates enjoyed a sold-out salon on 'London's Natural Histories' with UCL's Simon Werrett and the Guardian's Martin Rowson. Simon's talk, 'Crawling King Caterpillar: Portraying Joseph Banks in the Eighteenth Century' discussed the impact of portraits and satirical caricatures of Banks that circulated during his lifetime. This was followed by 'The Guardian' cartoonist Martin Rowson who spoke about the history of London Zoo and the value of zoos for London life. Discussion then followed, on subjects ranging from pygmy hippo poo to the value of thrift in science and what animals would be good for caricaturing politicians today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The John Bradby Blake drawings owned by Joseph Banks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In May Jordan Jordan Goodman co-organized an international symposium at the Oak Spring Library, Virginia on the Chinese drawings of John Bradby Blake and gave a paper about the significance and use of a set of these drawings that Joseph Banks owned and which are now in the Natural History Museum, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017