The National University of Mexico (UNAM), the Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), and El Colegio Nacional (México) will host an international conference celebrating Charles Darwin´s bicentenary of birth and 150 years of the publication of the Origins of Species. The program includes scholars from history, biology, philosophy and cultural studies from Europe, Latin America, The United States and canada, who will reflect on many of the aspects and impact of Darwin and Darwinism.
The program has been divided into two parts. The first one will deal with "Darwin in Latin America", a focal point in the voyage of the HMS Beagle, and also a crucial point for its impact on the subsequent development of Darwin´s ideas. The second part will be devoted to different aspects of the practice and impact of Darwin´s ideas. A full session will be devoted to the relation between Darwin and evolutionism, and art, surrounded by the magnificent paintings of the geological eras, by 19th century Mexican painter Jose Maria Velasco.
The full program is available at;
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad 3000, Coyoacán, 04510. Mexico D. F., México.
Phone (52)55 5622 4911
Fax: (52)55 5622 4828
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