Alison Winter Lecture Series: Janet Browne_"Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography"
|When||January 19, 2018 5:00 PM |
|Where||Classics Building, Room 110 |
|Contact Information||Nicholson Center for British Studies |
|Description||The Nicholson Center for British Studies |
Alison Winter Lecture Series
Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
"Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography"
Janet Browne’s interests range widely over the history of the life and earth sciences and natural history. After a first degree in zoology she studied for a PhD in the history of science at Imperial College London, published as The Secular Ark: Studies in the History of Biogeography (1983). Ever since then she has specialized in reassessing Charles Darwin’s work, first as associate editor of the early volumes of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, and more recently as author of a biographical study that integrated Darwin’s science with his life and times. While it was framed as a biographical study, the intention was to explore the ways in which scientific knowledge was created, distributed and accepted, moving from private to public, as reflected in the two-volume structure of the work.
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