Cover: The Annotated _Origin_: A Facsimile of the First Edition of _On the Origin of Species_, by Charles Darwin, with introduction and notes by James T. Costa

Darwin 2009: Bicentennial Events & Resources

A supplement to The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, with introduction and notes by James T. Costa

Browse HUP Titles on Evolution

Online Resources—General

Darwin: The Genius of Evolution from the BBC

Darwin Country from the Shrewsbury Museums Service

The Greater Boston Darwin Bicentennial at Boston University

International Darwin Day Celebrations (Various Locations)

Online Resources—Scholarly

The Darwin Correspondence Project

The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974 by an American scholar, Frederick Burkhardt, with the aid of Sydney Smith, a zoologist in the University of Cambridge (UK). They originally set out to locate, research, and publish summaries of, all letters written by Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century (1809–82). Following a pilot project, it was decided to include letters written to Darwin also—an unusual step for a collection of correspondence at the time, and one now widely followed—and to publish complete transcripts in chronological order.

Darwin Online

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online (or “Darwin Online”), begun by John van Wyhe in 2002, assembles in one scholarly website all of Darwin’s published writings and unpublished papers. It does not cover his unpublished letters, which were already the focus of the Darwin Correspondence Project. Darwin Online materials appear courtesy of the University of Cambridge and the project is sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.


Audio: Darwin: The Genius of Evolution from BBC Radio 4

Audio: The “Darwin College” Lectures at the University of Cambridge

Video: “Darwin in Song” from the New York Times

Slideshow: Charles Darwin: A Life in Pictures at Darwin Online

Darwin Stamp Series from the Royal Mail

(From the Royal Mail: “To mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, we are issuing six special stamps, a Miniature Sheet of four additional stamps and a Prestige Stamp Book. We’ve created a radical ‘jigsaw’ design for each stamp to demonstrate how the various areas of Darwin’s studies—zoology, botany, geology, ornithology and anthropology—came together to inform his theory of Natural Selection.”)

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