Skip to main content

Darwin Festival

Status message

Please note that this event has already occurred.

The Salem State University Darwin FestivalSM was started in 1980 by Virginia Keville and Philip DePalma as part of a course in “Human and Social Biology.”

The week-long festival honors the extraordinary impact Darwin’s work has had on so many areas of human endeavor. This unique lecture series brings scientists and their research to undergraduates and others in the university and wider community.

It is also unusual in incorporating an interdisciplinary approach that brings scholars in the social sciences and humanities to campus as part of the program, stressing the relationship among all areas of academic inquiry. Speakers have been sponsored by departments of chemistry and physics, geography, geological sciences, philosophy, psychology, the student Biological Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

The Darwin Festival runs annually in mid-February is free and open to the public. All events are located at Salem State University's North Campus.

Event Lineup

View the weeklong schedule at a glance or by day: 

Schedule for February 10: Day One
Schedule for February 11: Day Two
Schedule for February 12: Day Three
Schedule for February 13: Day Four
Schedule for February 14: Day Five

When 11:59pm
Ted Maney Jr

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

Back to top