ARC Future Fellowship winner Dr Ian Hesketh

6 Jun 2017

Congratulations go to Dr Ian Hesketh was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship for his project titled, 'The place of history in science: reassessing the Darwinian revolution'. 

The project aims to examine how historical representations of Darwin and his revolutionary theory have influenced the shape and direction of modern evolutionary science itself. The project expects to show how certain historical assumptions about Darwin and natural selection have constrained evolutionary thinking in particular ways. Conversely, it will demonstrate how contemporary developments in evolutionary science have changed historians' understanding of the history of evolution.

The expected outcomes include a new understanding of the mutual interactions between history and science, capacity building in the field of the history of science, and interdisciplinary collaborations across the biological sciences and humanities.