Just a reminder that there will be a four day conference on Wallace and the Wallacea in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia, from December 10 to 13 which is being organised by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. For more information see their website http://www.indonesianacademy.org/ and my earlier blog post: http://wallacefund.info/conference-alfred-russel-wallace-wallacea-makassar-indonesia
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Don't forget the Wallace event in Usk, Wales next Sunday! Details are as follows:
Sunday 21 September 2008, 10.30 - 3.45
ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE DAY. In celebration of the announcement 150 years ago, by Wallace and Darwin, of Evolution by Natural Selection, The Sessions House. Usk, Monmouthshire.
I am delighted to report that thanks to a kind colleague, I received a few days ago a copy of THE FORGOTTEN VOYAGE, the docudrama I really wanted to watch about Wallace's discovery of natural selection (see my post from the 21st August below). This 50 minute film was directed by Peter Crawford and broadcast by the BBC as part of its The World About Us series in 1983.
Today, the 20th August 2008, is the 150th anniversary of the publication of the theory of evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. To read their epoch-making paper click HERE and to read an account of how they came to publish the theory together click HERE.