Forthcoming events

Past events

15 Feb 2019: Darwin Week Lecture by Prof Kevin Laland (University of St Andrews): "Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind"

15 Nov 2018: Seminar by Prof Fiona Jordan (University of Bristol): "Cultural evolution of human kinship diversity: the micro and macro of talking about family" (Host: Alex Mesoudi)

25 Oct 2018: Talk by Prof Katie Slocombe (University of York): "The evolution of language: what do chimpanzees have to say?" (Host: Alex Thornton)

4 Oct 2018: Seminar by Dr Ian Rickard (Durham University): "Human twinning and fitness" (Host: Erik Postma)

15 Feb 2018: Seminar by Dr Keith Jensen (University of Manchester): "Evolution and Development of the Prosocial Primate" (Host: Alex Mesoudi)

14 Dec 2017: Biosciences Christmas Conservation Lecture by Prof Monique Borgerhoff Mulder (UC Davis): "Conservation, Cooperation, and Carbon: Insights from the evolutionary social sciences on REDD+"

28 Nov 2017: HuBCEG seminar by Dr Stephen Heap (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): "Personality and Plasticity in Social Learning from Environmental Context" (Host: Lotty Brand)

16-17 Nov 2017: This interdisciplinary workshop was organised by HuBCEG postgraduate students and funded by the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) and the College of Life and Environmental Science (CLES) and Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC) at the University of Exeter. Speakers include Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Maxime Derex, Bruce Edmonds, Mhairi Gibson, Janet Howard, Fiona Jordan, Anne Kandler and Alex Thornton.

15 Nov 2017: HuBCEG talk by Dr Joey Cheng (University of Illinois): "Competition for Social Rank: Strategies, Signaling, and Consequences" (Host: Lotty Brand / Alex Mesoudi)

31 Oct 2017: HuBCEG talk by Dr Yutaka Kobayashi (School of Economics and Management, Kochi University of Technology, Japan): "A paradox of cumulative culture and a search for its resolution" (Host: Alex Mesoudi)

7 Sep 2017: HuBCEG hosted three Japanese researchers who gave presentations on their cultural evolution work: Wataru Toyokawa (University of St Andrews), Kohei Tamura (Tohoku University, Japan) and Yo Nakawake (Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford)