Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies: call for abstracts

The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies 2017, 4th annual conference  will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland between September 20-22, 2017.

The submission deadline for posters and oral presentations is on 5 June 2017. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words excluding title, author names and affiliations. Abstracts should be written in English. Text should be organized into four sections: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

All the information about the Conference is available at www.ptnce2017.pl.

Call for abstracts: Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual SPSP Evolutionary Psychology Pre-Conference, to be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

We will have six invited speakers:

The organizing committee invites authors to submit their research for presentation at the conference (Data Blitz or Poster Presentation). Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, November 25th, 2016. First authors will be notified of the status of their submission via email by December 12th 2016. Abstracts must be 200 words or less. Please see the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference website to submit your abstract.


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)
For more information, please visit http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26934 , or contact Andrew Buskell (a.buskell@lse.ac.uk)


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).

International Society for Behavioural Ecology 2016 Call for Symposia

As in previous years, ISBE 2016 at the University of Exeter will include an extra day after the main conference to host up to 10 small, themed symposia. We are now inviting proposals for these symposia.

We will host up to 10 concurrent symposia on Weds 3rd August 2016, immediately following the main conference (29th July – 2nd August). Each symposium should focus on an issue of current relevance and interest within behavioural ecology as broadly defined.

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Economics and Biology of Contests Conference 2016

From 27–28 February 2016, Brisbane will play host to an exciting gathering of economic and evolutionary thinkers who will explore the potential for a closer synthesis between evolution and economics in order to understand both the economics and biology of behaviour in contest.

The Economics and Biology of Contests Conference aims to bring together leading economists, psychologists and evolutionary biologists to explore contest behaviour in economic, political and social environments. The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss the economic, psychological and evolutionary biology approaches to this topic, explore common ground and identify collaborative opportunities.

The call for papers is now open and will close 16 November 2015. Submit your abstract via rsvp@qut.edu.au