"Darwin, Medicine and the Humanities symposium" to be held in Exeter on 18th and 19th September 2009 (360G-Wellcome-089531_Z_09_Z)
The symposium has four main objectives. Firstly, to identify key new research on Darwin and the history of medicine; secondly, to bring together new and established scholars across disciplines and from both sides of the Atlantic to open up and develop new research questions on the significance of Darwin to the history of medicine; thirdly, to engage with and develop new methodologies and research insights from a range of disciplines and foster ongoing constructive collaborations; and finally to link up with Darwin-related outreach activities in the South West which have been initiated this year in celebration of the bicentenary of Darwin's birth. The symposium will seek to involve younger and new scholars, possibly at the beginning of their academic careers. To support this involvement up to four bursaries will be offered to doctoral or postdoctoral students working in relevant areas. A journal publication of papers from the symposium is planned, and it is hoped that work from bursary-supported students will be included.
£4,800 21 Apr 2009