Monday, April 16, 2018
5:30 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)

Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

“By far the most important event in my life”: Charles Darwin’s recollections of his voyage on HMS Beagle
Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Charles Darwin always acknowledged that the Beagle voyage (1831-36), transformed his intellectual aims and generated fundamental questions about species, while providing him with remarkable opportunities to gain a deep understanding of global natural history. This talk focuses on Darwin's recollections of the voyage in his autobiography and examines the way that he retrospectively constructed a teleology of scientific discovery.

Contact Fran Tise ftise@hss.caltech.edu at 626-395-3609
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