Exhibition: Darwin, Praeger and the Clare Island Surveys
Location: Meeting Room, Royal Irish Academy,
( Dawson St. Dublin 2 )
Date: July - December 2009
July - December 2009
Darwin, Praeger and the Clare Island Surveys.
Location: Meeting Room, Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
An exhibition curated by Petra Schnabel will focus on how Robert Lloyd Praeger and other Irish scientists were influenced by Darwin's ideas and how this brought about the gathering of eminent researchers from all over Europe on this small exposed Atlantic island, culminating in the publication of the Clare Island Survey. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Clare Island Survey and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species by showing how Robert Lloyd Praeger and his co-workers on the Clare Island Survey strove to investigate some of the questions at the heart of Darwin’s work, ‘throwing light on the question of island life and the problems of dispersal’.