Lectures and Talks

Darwin Goes Digital

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Charles Darwin’s Evolutionary Manuscripts include numerous original documents that make it possible to trace the long maturation of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Nearing Darwin’s birthday (February 12), an expert panel marks the halfway point of the publication of 30,000 items in the Museum's Darwin Manuscripts Project, highlighting some of the collection's many treasures. The presenters will include Randal Keynes, a conservationist and Darwin’s great–great–grandson; field biologist and historian of evolution James Costa, and David Kohn, director of the Museum’s Darwin Manuscripts Project. Moderated by Jonathan Weiner, author of The Beak of the Finch.