Books! Why Darwin's On the Origin of Species Is Still Important in 2023, 4/16

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Please join British, Irish and Empire Studies at the University of Texas at Austin at noon CST, 6 p.m. GMT Thursday, February 16, for the second session of our Spring 2023 virtual speaker series, "Books!" -- "Why Darwin's On the Origin of Species Is Still Important in 2023."

"When On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life was published on 24 November 1859, it marked a major juncture in the history of science, not just the history of evolutionary biology," writes Keith A. Francis, the featured speaker for the next session of BIES virtual series “Books!” (An aside: Darwin’s thesis is in the full title of the book.) "Understanding what Darwin brought together in the volume is the key to recognizing why On the Origin of Species is as important in 2023 as it was in 1859 (and will be in 2159 and beyond).” An independent scholar whose research interests include the history of evolutionary science as well as religion and culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Francis is presently working on a history of the sermon and preaching in the twentieth century and is the series editor for Brill’s Studies in Preaching and the Sermon.”

Historian of science Bruce J. Hunt of UT-Austin's History Department will chair the session.

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