Anniversary seminar

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Niels Steensen’s beatification. Academicum Catholicum, Sankt Andreas Bibliotek, and Sankt Ansgar’s Cathedral parish invite you to an anniversary seminar: 1pm-4.45 pm, Saturday, November 23 in Sankt Ansgar’s parish hall, Bredgade 69, Copenhagen The seminar…

Steensen, Stensen, Steno...

Steensen, Stensen, Steno…

In this blog you will find several different versions of Niels Steensen’s name. Why are there different versions, and why have we settled on Steensen as our preferred form? To answer this we turn to Kaspar Kallan’s article, “Wie heisst…

Niels Stensen and geology, 3

Niels Stensen and geology, 3

Steno´s scientific pursuits were briefly interrrupted by his decision on 2 November 1667 to become a Catholic. He resumed his fieldwork the day after his confirmation on 8 December 1667. He first went to Pisa collecting fossil shells along the…