The iLINNAEUS is a division of The IK Workshop Society – a global and unique forum for all those who are interested in Natural & Cultural History.
Here we gather around the chosen few who came to be known as the ”Linnaeus Apostles”. During the 18th century, the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was to inspire 17 of his scholars to travel to distant corners of the world to document local nature and culture. They travelled on their own or with expeditions across land and sea – their travels covered every continent between the years 1745 and 1799. By means of iLINNAEUS the preconditions are created for:
- Field work, Expeditions,
- Research projects,
- Publicise, Publishing, Exhibitions,
- our motto is "Sharing Observations to Understand Planet Earth".
Although Linnaeus and some of his apostles are known internationally, several of the apostles are relatively unknown despite their global pioneering work in the service of science and mankind. The publication of their journals – several of them now made available for the very first time by The IK Foundation – will for a long time to come stimulate fresh research, new thinking and not least provide exciting reading about cultures, landscapes and people of a bygone era.
All who are interested in the natural and cultural history of our planet are invited to discover that world in the company of the Linnaeus Apostles. From our present viewpoint we cannot but admire their role as travellers – curious, self-sacrificing and knowledgeable in various fields of science. The pages of their journals, sometimes written under difficult circumstances, allow us to hear echoes of lost worlds and inspire us to continue to work in our own time in the same spirit as they did in theirs.
iPROJECTS, FIELD STATION | NATURAE OBSERVATIO, iFACTS, iMAPS, iINDEX, iBOOKS, iLEARNING, iLOG & iMAGAZINE
These are the "tools" or departments that connect works in the iLINNAEUS to the Linnaeus Apostles world, in which all interested individuals or organisations are invited to consult the constantly expanding scholarly knowledge relating to natural and cultural history that is based on the work of the apostles.
Expeditions, Fieldwork, Research, Presentation in progress, and much more...
Next generation Autonomous Scientific Field Station and much more...
Biographical facts of each individual Linnaeus' Apostle are described and much more...
The geographical areas of the Linnaeus Apostles' voyages are presented.
Search resource for expanding the highly cross-disciplinary documentation in the spheres of the Linnaeus Apostles.
Linnaeus Apostles' Books published by The IK Foundation are free to read as iBOOKS, and much more...
From this department you can download or order iLEARNING material – all inspired by the Linnaeus Apostles.
The overarching definition for two key features of the iLINNAEUS – Pictures, Texts, Videos and Sound.
An in-depth resource – divided into three sections – there you can ”Read, Write & Take Part”.