This is a free interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the newly formed Oxford Biological Anthropology Initiative (www.bioanth.ox.ac.uk) that brings together academics and students to explore a common research theme: how human behaviour both impacts and is impacted by the evolution of infectious diseases. The aim of the workshop is to get people thinking about how we can approach this research question through different methods and potentially investigate ways in which to collaborate in the future. In particular, the workshop will delve into such topics as the role of ancient DNA and osteological analysis in elucidating the spread of infectious diseases historically, parasite evolution in the face of host genetic diversity, and how we can model the spread of epidemics through the analysis of the phylogenetic history of pathogens. The afternoon will culminate in a lecture given by Prof Val Curtis on the evolution of disgust.
Northumbria University in Newcastle is looking to appoint several new lecturers to its Psychology department. The department has an active Evolutionary research group, together with areas of strength in health, technology, nutrition, cognition, and perception, and a wide range of resources such as a DEXA body composition scanner, 14-camera Vicon motion capture suite, psychophysiologic assessment tools, and wet labs for taking human samples. Please see the advertisement for further information:http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEU887/senior-lecturer-lecturer-in-psychology/
The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig is seeking qualified applicants for a three-year doctoral project on the topic of the reproducibility and refinement of quantitative scientific methods in evolutionary anthropology.
The main aim of this project is to understand and refine processes of scientific knowledge transmission within the study of the evolution of human behavior and adaptation. Topical focuses may include: life history theory, kin selection, social exchange, kinship systems and inheritance, foraging, cultural transmission and social learning, ethnobiological knowledge, or others. Approaches may involve studies of reproducibility, meta-analyses, and the survey and refinement of analytical approaches to specific theoretically motivated questions.
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A two-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. This project will be conducted in collaboration with Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC). Continue reading “Post-doc offer in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition”
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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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).
Join the live webcast! “Origins of Genus Homo” is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, Feb 5th (1:00 – 5:30 pm PT), co-chaired by Steven Churchill (Duke Univ) and Philip Rightmire (Harvard Univ).
Despite discoveries of remarkable new fossils in recent years, the evolutionary events surrounding the origins of genus Homo are incompletely understood. This CARTA symposium explores evidence bearing on the emergence of our genus, focusing on possible antecedents to Homo, changes in diet and body form as Australopithecus evolved toward Homo, ancient species within the genus, and evolutionary processes likely operating 2.5 – 1.5 million years ago.
Access the live webcast here on Feb 5:
The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies Conference (PTNCE2015) will take place in Poznan, Poland, in September. The plenary speakers will be four outstanding scientists (from the UK, France, Austria and Germany) representing different evolutionary disciplines (paleonathropology, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology (cognition) and bioinformatics (molecular evolution). More information is available on the conference website.
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