Alex Aylward

Alex Aylward

PhD Student

Summary: Population Genetics as a Human Science

Conference Presentations & Talks

'Not a 'book on evolution': Reason(s) and representation in science and HPS' - Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS, September 2017 (Leeds, UK)

''... a veritable key of the future': The nature of selection in R. A. Fisher (1890-1962)' - British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, July 2017 (York, UK)

''Beyond versus': Towards a resolution of the contingentism vs. inevitabilism debate' - Annual UK Integrated History and Philosophy Workshop, June 2017 (Nottingham, UK)

'How Fisher became Fisherian: The making of the populational gene' - University of Leeds HPS Work-in-Progress seminar, June 2017 (Leeds, UK)

'H. G. Wells and the identity of the 'scientist,' 1895-1925: Negotiations in Nature and the novel' - British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, April 2017 (Florence, Italy)

'The vitalism controversy at the Royal College of Surgeons, 1814-19: How IHPS can bring new life to a controversy about life (which has been done to death)' - The Past, Present and Future of IHPS: An International Postgraduate Forum, January 2017 (Leeds, UK)

'What's in a word? H. G. Wells and the identity of the 'scientist' in British popular writing, 1895-1925' - International Conference on Science and Literature, September 2016 (Poellau, Austria)

'Between distance and domination: Feminism, experimentalism, and the manipulation of nature' - British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, July 2016 (Cardiff, UK) and London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference, September 2016 (London, UK)

'The vitalism controversy in early nineteenth-century Britain: packaged-histories and faulty fault-lines' - British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, January 2016 (Cambridge, UK)

'Does Hacking get the most from his microscopes?' - Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, August 2015 (Helsinki, Finland)