2009 marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth (12 February 1809) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species (24 November 1859).
The University of Porto CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) is holding a special conference to honour Charles Darwin's enduring legacy, and examine how his ideas remain central to contemporary research, within and beyond the biological sciences, echoing the global celebrations of his life and work, and his impact across the disciplines.
David Amigoni (Keele University, UK)
John Van Wyhe (Cambridge University, UK)
Special Guest Speakers:
Ana Leonor Pereira - Historian. History and Sociology of Science and Culture/Specialist in the History of Darwinism in Portugal (UC).
Filipe Furtado - Specialist in English Cultural Studies and in Victorian politics, aesthetics, philosophy and scientific thought. Author of various articles on Darwin and Darwinism. (FCSH-UNL).
João Cabral - Historian and Botanist. Specialist in Darwin's contributions to nineteenth-century botanical studies (FCUP).
Jorge Vieira - Biologist/Molecular Evolution/IBMC (Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology).
Maria Teresa Malafaia - Specialist in English/Victorian Studies/Social Darwinism (UL).
Nuno Ferrand - Biologist. CIBIO coordinator (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources - UP).
Octávio Mateus - Biologist and Paleontologist (specialist in Dinosaurs. FCT-UNL/Museum of Lourinhã).
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