David Stack has previously done a great deal of work on the interaction between British politics and ideas and science including–most strikingly for me–a work on the The First Darwinian Left: Socialism and Darwinism 1859-1914. This included an excellent chapter on Alfred Russel Wallace and the relationship between his evolutionism and socialism. Well worth a read.
It should be an excellent talk. It will be taking place at the University of Southampton’s Avenue Campus in building 65a, room 3057 on 14 May 2014 at 14:00.
The talk is organised by the University of Southampton’s Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (SCNR).
*David also published a shorter article on “The First Darwinian Left: Radical and Socialist Responses to Darwin, 1859-1914″in the journal, History of Political Thought, vol. 21, no. 4 (2000), which includes a section on Wallace on pp. 690-694.