European Human Behaviour & Evolution Association

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 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.

Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the EHBEA Committee: Michael Stirrat (Treasurer) and Sakshi Sharda (Student Representative).

EHBEA 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 2013 EHBEA conference was held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands in the week of 24-28 March 2013. Plenary speakers were: Bram Buunk, Simon Gaechter, Kristen Hawkes, Joe Henrich, Celia Heyes.

New EHBEA book series

EHBEA has just established a new book series on 'Advances in the Evolutionary Anaylsis of Human Behaviour', published by Springer. The aim of this series is to publish books, either edited volumes or single author, which fit EHBEA's ethos of integration, plurality and rigour in the human evolutionary behavioural sciences. Please contact the Series Editor, Rebecca Sear (, for more information or to submit a book proposal.

*(pronounced ‘ee-bee’)

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