Tuesday 13th December to Wednesday 14th December, 2016
CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge.

Registration is now open: £50 (full price); £25 (reduced price)
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In the last thirty-five years, the study of human culture using evolutionary tools has exploded. Where once evolutionary models had been scarce, such methods are now used throughout the social sciences: in anthropology, linguistics, history and economics. Indeed, these evolutionary social sciences now constitute a mature field of research. There are institutions for research into the evolution of human culture, and new research societies promising dedicated journals to the study of cultural evolution.

Yet within the evolutionary social sciences – however mature – there is room for exploration, for new methods, and new approaches. This conference gathers together researchers working at the cutting-edge of the field, and will open dialogues on the as-of-yet unanswered issues at the heart of social science and cultural evolution. Progress on these issues will require the conjoined efforts of a wide range of disciplines whose natural home is not in the social sciences: archaeologists, mathematicians, geneticists, primatologists, and more besides.


· Alberto Acerbi (Eindhoven University of Technology)
· Christine Caldwell (University of Stirling)
· Mathieu Charbonneau (Central European University)
· Heidi Colleran (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
· Nicole Crenza (Vanderbilt University)
· Laura Fortunato (University of Oxford)
· Anne Kandler (City University of London)
· Olivier Morin (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)

This event is sponsored by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, The Galton Institute, and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH).

NAS Sackler Colloquium on The Extension of Biology Through Culture

The Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences to be held in Irvine California on Wed-Thursday, 16 and 17th of November 2016 on: ‘The Extension of Biology Through Culture’,

Proposals for posters on social learning, traditions and culture in humans and non-human species are welcomed and encouraged! Follow the poster tab on the margin of the webpage.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology – Evolution, Behavioral Genetics, or Neuroscience

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor opening in Psychology with expertise in one or more of the following areas: evolution, behavioral genetics, or neuroscience. The position will begin August 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related discipline and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses in the successful applicant’s area of expertise including graduate courses if appropriate, supervising student research activities and theses, and maintaining an active and productive program of empirical research.

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Tenure Track Biological Anthropologist at UCLA

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure track position at any level within the assistant professor rank, starting July 2017. Candidates must have Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or closely related field in hand at time of appointment. The successful candidate’s research interests will complement existing strengths of the UCLA biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary (adaptationist) perspective. Specialists in all research areas are invited to apply. Please visit the following websites for more information about the current focus of the biological anthropology program and the affiliated Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture. Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit, Recruitment number JPF02429.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor, Quantitative Models of Human Communication

UC Davis, Department of Communication – Quantitative Models of Human Communication

For this position, we seek a scholar with research interests focused on quantitative model building in communication. Human communication is an essential building block in the emergence of complex social systems. Models aimed at understanding and identifying the fundamental theoretical building blocks of human communication have the potential to inform all the social sciences, which includes areas such as cooperation and coordination, trust and goal manipulations, contagion and diffusion, technology adaption and technological change, organizational communication and team-building, community development, social network evolution, and democratic processes. Applicants are sought from scholars conducting theory-driven and theory-building research through modern modeling tools, such as agent-based models, computer simulations and other numerical solutions, which are informed by analytical approaches, such as game theory, dynamical systems theory, information theory, or statistical mechanics. The applicant must show evidence that developed models are grounded in empirical data from the social sciences. Applicants must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in model building, as well as additional courses from the Department’s offerings as needed. Applicants’ research program must be consistent with the Department’s affiliation with the Division of Social Sciences. A doctorate degree and publications and research work in the social sciences are required. Persons with Ph.D. pending will be considered only if the degree will be awarded prior to the beginning of instruction on September 19, 2016. Demonstrated research and teaching competence are required. Applicants must have the potential to secure external funding. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 to receive consideration. Position to begin July 1, 2017.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology at PSU

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird at  Apply online at

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PTNCE (Polish national equivalent of EHBEA)

We would like to invite everyone engaged (or interested) in the evolutionary perspective on biological, ecological, and human behaviour research. The conference subject covers all sciences that concern humans, including anthropology, (biological and cultural), psychology, linguistics, sociology, archaeology, economy, and others.

The conference shall be conducted in Polish and English.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

· Robin Dunbar (University of Oxford),
· Milford Wolpoff (University of Michigan),
· Tamás Bereczkei (University of Peńcs),
· Tomasz Grzybowski (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu).

PHD studentship in Macropsychology at Warwick, UK

The Bridges Programme at the University of Warwick is offering a Ph.D. studentship. The Bridges Programme aims to provide PhD students with deep knowledge of contemporary research questions in the social sciences, and rigorous training in the mathematical and computational approaches needed to answer them. This programme is open to students interested in any area of the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology) or mathematical sciences (e.g., Statistics, Complex Systems, or Computer Science), and who are interested in bridging the boundaries between these domains. The Trust has a particular interest in supporting UK or EU students.

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European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association