A series of intersecting boundaries have defined the human from the mid-19th century to the present: human/animal, civilized/savage, woman/man, mind/machine, and nature/culture. This conference will examine how different disciplines have constructed and contested these boundaries, and will reflect on the legacy of Darwinian frameworks of the ‘human’ today.

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Dr Paul White (Darwin Correspondence Project/History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge)
Dr Sophie Defrance (Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge)
Prof James Secord (History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge)