Protolang 2019

The 6th edition of the Protolang conference series will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 9 to 12 September, 2019.

Protolang 6 is organized by the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab and the Primate Cognition Research Group of the Center for Philosophy of Science of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon; the William James Center for Research of the University Institute of Psychological, Social and Life Sciences (Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida); the Católica Research Center for Psychological, Family and Social Well-Being of the Catholic University of Lisbon (Universidade Católica Portuguesa); and the Portuguese Association for Archaeological Investigation (APIA – Associação Portuguesa de Investigação Arqueológica).

The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the origins of symbolic communication distinctive of human beings.

The thematic focus of Protolang is on delineating the genetic, anatomical, neuro-cognitive, socio-cultural, semiotic, symbolic and ecological requirements for evolving (proto)language. Sign use, tools, cooperative breeding, pointing, vocalisation, intersubjectivity, bodily mimesis, planning and navigation are among many examples of such possible factors through which hominins have gained a degree of specificity that is not found in other forms of animal communication and cognition.

For more info click here: https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/home

5th Conference of Polish Society of Human and Evolution Studies: call for abstracts

Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (PTNCE) has a great pleasure to invite you (or remind you of an invitation) to its annual international conference PTNCE2018 (Warsaw, Poland, 24-26th September 2018) cohosted by the PTNCE, Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS and Centre of New Technologies UW.
Conference website: www.ptnce2018.pl.

Abstract submission for talks and posters closes on the 15th of June 2018.  Conference language: English (only talks and posters in English will be accepted).

PTNCE conference, as well as the Society in general, aims at associating scientists and students of various scientific disciplines interested in the application of the evolutionary perspective in the following research areas: biology, ecology, human behaviour and culture studies. By creating an idiosyncratic evolutionary platform we intend to break the barriers between traditional divisions in human studies.

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.