Resource Darwin and Gender: The Blog (2011 - )

Philippa Hardman

19th century
Darwin and Charles Robert (1809-1882)
Gender identity
Great Britain
Heredity; evolution; genetics
Human evolution
Natural selection
Primary literature (historical sources)
Science and gender
Alternative Names
  • 10278 (WHSO Record Number)


"The Darwin and Gender Project is a new initiative funded by the Bonita Trust to explore what Darwin's letters can tell us about the origins of modern understandings of masculinity and femininity.

Among the specific areas that the project will address are:
- Darwin's female correspondents
- Darwin's domestic life
- Gender in a scientific context
- Gender and society

The project will be working with schools and universities to develop educational resources and research opportunities."

Posts discuss and link to relevant pages in the Darwin Correspondence Project.

Anyone can comment on posts.

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