************************************************** Call for papers:

**Darwinism after Darwin: New historical perspectives**

Devonshire Hall University of Leeds

3rd-5th September 2007

Papers and panel proposals are sought for a conference to be held at the University of Leeds in September 2007. Before celebrations get underway for the 2009 Darwin sesquicentenary and bicentenary, this conference will provide an opportunity to think about what happened with Darwinism ‘after Darwin’, providing new historical perspectives on evolutionary theories and ideas, experiments and practices, books and images, bodies and displays, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

This wide-ranging conference will include plenary lectures from eminent scholars in the field alongside panel seminars, author-meets-critics sessions, hosted roundtable discussions, outreach activities, and social receptions. There will also be an opportunity to participate in an outing to nearby Ilkley Moor. The conference will be located in the pleasant surroundings of Devonshire Hall, a short walk from Headingley and the University and ten minutes by bus from the city centre.

Both individual papers and panel proposals are invited in all areas concerned with evolutionary ideas and practices, broadly construed, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Themed panel organisers should read the online guidelines for themed panels, and are welcome to discuss provisional proposals with the programme organisers via the e-mail address below. Panel submissions should include contact details for all presenters where possible, and should include individual abstracts for the papers. Please note that paper abstracts should contain a maximum of 250 words, and that all submissions should be sent, preferably in MS Word or plain text format, with full contact details, to [email protected]; or by post to:

Division of History and Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT UK

***The deadline for receipt of submissions is Thursday 15 March 2007***

These details can be found at the conference website, http://www.darwinismafterdarwin.com <http://www.darwinismafterdarwin.com/> , where registration information will be published in May 2007.

General enquiries can be emailed to: [email protected]

Sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science, and organised by Vicky Blake, Fern Elsdon-Baker, Melanie Keene, Josipa Petrunic, Greg Radick, and Chris Renwick.