Welcome to the home page of William deJong-Lambert, Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY.
Recent and Upcoming Professional Activities
Open Education Resource
This past summer I redesigned my history of science survey course to make it so most of the required readings would be freely-available online. This aspect is particularly important for my students—many of whom otherwise avoid buying textbooks because they cannot afford them.
I was invited to present a talk, “Theodosius ‘Juan’ Dobzhansky: Co-founder of Brazilian Genetics,” at the conference, Transformed by Emigration: Welcoming Russian Intellectuals, Scientists and Artists (1917-1945), at the Hans Belting Library in Brno, the Czech Republic, February 11-13, 2019. The topic will be a preview of the series of lectures I will be delivering as a Fulbright Specialist in Brazil next summer, as described below.
I was invited to give a talk on my book manuscript, The Fly Room: The Invention of Genetics, the Science of Evolution, on February 19, 2019, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The talk has been published online available here:
I have been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant as an expert on the history of the evolutionary synthesis of genetics and evolution. This is the topic of my recently completed book, The Fly Room: The Invention of Genetics, the Science of Evolution. I will be delivering a series of lectures in conjunction with the Encontro de História e Filosofia da Biologia (Brazilian Association of History History and Philosophy of Biology http://www.abfhib.org/indexENG.html) in Rio deJaneiro in August 2019.