As co-organisers of a planned workshop entitled ‘The “Artificial” and the “Natural” in the Life Sciences, c. 1850-1950’, we would like to announce the dates for the workshop, and the call for papers. The event will take place from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th June 2014, and will run from lunchtime on the 25th, to lunchtime on the 27th. The event is generously supported by both the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.

Details of this are included in the attached poster, and on the workshop website located at:

The conference programme includes three plenary talks by invited speakers including Helen Curry (University of Cambridge) and Jon Hodge (University of Leeds) and multiple slots for contributed papers.

The call for contributions is now open. We particularly invite postgraduate students with an interest in the
history and/or philosophy of the life sciences to submit papers. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and should be sent as word documents, PDFs or in the body of an e-mail to Tarquin Holmes at [email protected] by Friday 14th February 2014.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in this workshop, please forward this email on. We would also be grateful if you could post this event on your website.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from prospective participants.

Tarquin Holmes and James Lowe
Workshop co-organisers