Randolph College Natural History and Archaeology Collections

Epochs of Nature exhibit will explore environmental and cultural change from 17th-21st centuries

Noah Heringman, who teaches Romanticism, aesthetic theory, and history of science at the University of Missouri, speaks with Randolph students, faculty, and staff at a special luncheon

Historical art, artifacts, and specimens from Randolph’s Natural History Collections will tell the story of evolution and climate change over the last 400 years in a special exhibition called Epochs of Nature: [R]evolutions in Climate, Geology, Species, and Culture. The exhibition opens November 5 in the Student Center atrium, and will be on display through... READ MORE >>

Blending Art and Science: Campus exhibition utilizes Randolph’s Natural History Collection to honor botanical artist

During a special workshop, Randolph students paint specimens from the College’s Natural History Collection using materials similar to those Sydney Parkinson used in the 1700s.

Campus exhibition utilizes Randolph’s Natural History Collection to honor botanical artist... READ MORE >>

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

Vintage botanical wall chart from Randolph featured in international publication

One of the botanical wall charts from the College's collection

A botanical wall chart from Randolph College’s Natural History and Archaeology Collection is featured in a recently published catalog of such wall charts from around the world. The book by Anna Laurent, The Botanical Wall Chart: Art from the Golden Age of Discovery, is an overview of botanical teaching charts from the 19th and 20th... READ MORE >>

Summer research project tests the minds of Randolph student, professor

Professor of Psychology Rick Barnes and Sarah Ballard-Abbott '16 look through historic psychological tests in the College's psychology lab.

Randolph College’s psychology lab was founded in 1891-the same year as the institution itself-and was one of the first 20 such collegiate labs in the country. “That makes some of the equipment and tests we have here really historically valuable,” said psychology and environmental studies professor Rick Barnes, who is partnering with Sarah Ballard-Abbott ’16... READ MORE >>