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The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA*) is an interdisciplinary society that supports the activities of European researchers with an interest in evolutionary accounts of human cognition, behaviour and society.

EHBEA organises annual European conferences and occasional workshops. These meetings are committed to a broad, pluralistic and interdisciplinary perspective. EHBEA encourages rigorous science, with strong theoretical foundations and integration across disciplines. To join EHBEA, please see the Membership page.


EHBEA 2015 Abstract Submission and Conference Registration

Abstract submission is now open until 31 December. Early bird registration fees are available until 20 February.

EHBEA 2015 in Helsinki, Finland

EHBEA2015 will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 29th March to 1st April. This will be the first EHBEA conference in a Nordic country. The venue is the main building of the University of Helsinki, situated in the old centre of Helsinki, a few blocks away from the harbour, most hotels and hostels, and the main shopping and cultural activities. The conference starts Sunday in the festive main hall of the university.

Our confirmed plenary speakers are Melissa Hines (Cambridge, UK), Chris Kuzawa (Northwestern University, USA), Wil Roebroeks (Leiden University, Netherlands), Oliver Schulke (Gottingen University, Germany), Beverly Strassmann (University of Michigan, USA) and the 2015 EHBEA New Investigator.

The conference will be catered during the day and child care help will be arranged if needed (at an extra cost). Do you have questions about European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Conference 2015? Contact Anna Rotkirch or Markus Jokela ( Twitter @ehbea2015.

Posters in colour and black-and-white are now available for download.

EHBEA Book Series

EHBEA is publishing a book series in conjunction with Springer. The first book in the series, Applied Evolutionary Anthropology, edited by Mhairi Gibson and David Lawson, is now available to buy. EHBEA welcomes proposals for new books in the series; please contact Rebecca Sear (

EHBEA 2104 in Bristol, UK

EHBEA 2014 was held in Bristol, UK from 6-9 April. Excellent plenaries were given by Russell Gray, Martie Hasleton, Daniel Hruschka, Samir Okasha, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, and Willem Frankenhuis, the winner of the 2014 New Investigator competition.

*(pronounced ‘ee-bee’)

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association