The term “Darwinism” is used to capture an extraordinary range of ideas. The resulting interactions between science and society provide opportunities to explore far beyond the work of Charles Darwin, himself. We want to foster the study of those interactions, so we work to keep in circulation historical materials in this area.

Headquarters Nights

A record of conversations and experiences at the headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium during World War 1, following one man’s transformation from an opponent of all wars into an advocate for one. More…

Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis (Eoornis)

Meet Eoörnis (Eoornis), the woofen-poof. As the author explains, ‘Through countless ages and successive civilizations this remarkable bird has been the symbol of speed, stamina, grace of line, proportion of members, and beauty of motion.’ More…

Last Message of William Jennings Bryan

As the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial came to an end in July 1925, William Jennings Bryan expected to deliver the prosecution’s closing argument. Procedural tactics by the defence prevented this. The trial ended without the long-awaited More…

Sewall Wright Taught Me

Sewall Wright taught throughout his long career. Between 1926-1955, he worked at the University of Chicago. During this time, he developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. By the early 1930s, Wright’s teaching load More…

Regular Contact with Anyone Interested

Organising the Society for the Study of Speciation was a simple affair in 1939. The job of implementing its vision fell upon the entomologist Alfred Emerson, recruited to serve as Secretary. ‘The need was felt More…