Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows and The Royal Society of Victoria
The Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows and The Royal Society of Victoria presented a joint symposium ‘Celebration of German Contributions to Australian Science and Victorian Scientific Institutions – Past and Present’ at the Society’s Hall from 1-3 October 2014.
German scientists made enormous contributions to the development of science in Victoria through their involvement with The Royal Society of Victoria. They also participated in the establishment of the National Herbarium, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Museum Victoria, The University of Melbourne, the Flagstaff Observatory for Geophysics, Magnetism and Nautical Science, the Pharmacy Board of Victoria and the Victorian College of Pharmacy, most of which remain internationally highly regarded centres of scientific research to this day.
The symposium featured national and international speakers on a diverse range of scientific topics. The resulting papers will be published as a special issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria in 2015.