Welcome to the GROUP FOR A NEW HISTORIOGRAPHY IN EVOLUTION AND CURRENT BIOLOGY
Our understanding of the development of evolutionary biology is on the verge of a new outlook. Continued research by evolutionists, historians, and philosophers show that the current view organized around an assumed lasting opposition between “Darwinian” and “non-Darwinian” approaches to evolution undermines the complexity of the field. Researchers of all stripes are invited to join us in the search for an alternative view.
What are the Group’s aims?
- Questioning the traditional historiographical categories such as the Darwinian revolution, the eclipse of Darwinism, the Evolutionary Synthesis, Post-Synthetic Developments, Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, Alternative to the Evolutionary Synthesis, etc.
- Creating a coherent narrative binding pre-1960 and post-1960 developments in evolutionary biology.
- Reuniting historians, philosophers, and evolutionary biologists under a united quest.
- Breaking the relative isolation of researchers by forging a community spirit by:
(a) organizing worshops;
(b) publishing special issues and edited volumes;
(c) listening to each other by sharing a list of common readings in order to work our collective way toward a more unified view (including reading the work of our group members).
This website has been created by Joe Cain (UCL)