May 17: SuUB Bremen Invites You to Finissage and Talk

The State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen invites you to a finissage with a talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. The exhibition "The Invention of Biology – Bremen's Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus and his Estate at SuUB" will be on display until May 22.

Professor Thomas Hoffmeister of the University of Bremen will hold a talk at the finissage entitled "On the Founding of a Field of Science and its Significance Today” (“Über die Gründung eines Wissenschaftsfeldes und seine heutige Bedeutung”). Afterwards, the friends of the SuUB will offer a small refreshment.

The exhibition "The Invention of Biology – Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus and his Estate at SuUB Bremen" (“Die Erfindung der Biologie Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus und sein Nachlass in der SuUB Bremen “) opened in November 2021. It is dedicated to the life, work, and legacy of the Bremen physician and naturalist Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus. The focus is on his legacy preserved at SuUB Bremen: the hand-colored sketches, diary notes, and drawings illustrate his conceptualization of biology. These unique materials are revealing in terms of the self-positioning of biology as an independent science, which was constituted around 1800. At the same time, they are evidence of a scientific personality – a "scholar" from Bremen.

SuUB Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (only learning spaces, no service)


Further Information:



Anke Winsmann
Press and Public Relations Officer
State and University Library Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-59572
Email: oeffentlichkeitsarbeitprotect me ?!suub.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Lighted room with images, information boards and Glass showcases with exhibits
The photo shows the exhibition, which is on display at the central SuUB library on campus until Sunday, May 22, 2022.