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Prehistoric Minds: Darwinism, Culture and Human Origins during the 19th Century

///Prehistoric Minds: Darwinism, Culture and Human Origins during the 19th Century

Prehistoric Minds: Darwinism, Culture and Human Origins during the 19th Century

9.00am Registration and coffee

9.15am Welcome and introduction – Prof. Chris Stringer FRS, Natural History Museum, London

9.30am Session I. ORIGINS AND SOCIETY:

Primitive Minds: Hugh Blair and Early 19th Century Natural Histories of Language

Dr Matthew D Eddy, Durham University

The Victorian Human-Origins Debate and ‘Darwin’s Sacred Cause’

Dr Gregory Radick, Leeds University

11.00am Tea/coffee

11.30am Session II. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS

“Primitivity” and the Origin of Art

Prof. Claudine Cohen, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Histories of the ‘Missing’ Link

Dr Peter C. Kjaergaard, Aarhus University

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Session III. REINTERPRETING ARTEFACTS

Changing Interpretations of Tools and Visual Representations of Human Phylogeny

Prof. Robert N. Proctor, Stanford University

The Time Revolution of 1859: Mapping the Landscape for the Primeval Mind

Prof. Clive Gamble, Royal Holloway, University of London

3.30pm Tea/coffee

4.00pm Session IV. HISTORY AND PREHISTORY

Eoliths and the Mind of Primitive Man

PD Dr. Marianne Sommer, Science Studies, ETH Zurich

Cave Men: Stone tools, Victorian Antiquarians and the Primitive Mind of Deep Time

Dr Mark White, Durham University

Dr Paul Pettitt, Sheffield University

5.30pm Close

For information on registration, please see the conference website: http://www2.royalsociety.org/event.asp?id=8663

Conference Organiser: Dr Matthew D Eddy, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 50/51 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, United Kingdom. http://www.dur.ac.uk/m.d.eddy/.

Kohn Centre, The Royal Society of London

11 December 2009

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Prehistoric Minds: Darwinism, Culture and Human Origins during the 19th Century

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