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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Postgraduate Research Symposium: Science and the Arts

4th July 2007, 09:30 to 17:30, Ritson Hall, Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham

Science and the Arts: Darwin among the Poets

Proposals are invited for a one-day symposium on science and the arts. The focus is on the legacy of Charles Darwin, and especially on Darwinian ideas in nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry, but contributions of a broad, interdisciplinary nature are strongly encouraged. It is expected that some papers will consider the influence of Darwinian thought on poets such as Tennyson, Hardy and Hopkins, but others will be concerned more generally with the lasting impact of Darwin's work on both the sciences and the arts. There will be an opportunity to look closely at selections from Darwin's writings, and there will be ample time for discussion of papers.

The event is free, but please register in advance by email (

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