The Mendelian Gene Goes Global

Domestication Practices Across History is a reading group hosted by gloknos throughout the 2019/20 academic year. This group meets every fortnight during Michaelmas and Lent term from 15:00 - 17:00, in the CRASSH Meeting Room, inside the Alison Richard Building.

This week, the group are meeting to discuss the following:

Lent Term - 17 February 2020

Garland E Allen, ‘Origins of the Classical Gene Concept, 1900–1950: Genetics, Mechanistic, Philosophy, and the Capitalization of Agriculture’, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 57, 1 (2014): pp. 8-39.

Christophe Bonneuil, ‘”Seeing Nature as a ‘Universal Store of Genes”: How Biological Diversity became “Genetic Resources”, 1890–1940’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences 75 (2019): pp. 1-14.


Image: Indian agriculture and crops. Gouache drawing. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY