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Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture

CCBC Opportunities

Cultural Evolution and Science Communication Project

Please do get in contact with Rachel Kendal if you would be interested in undertaking an interdisciplinary project involving cultural evolution and science communication. The project integrates investigation of innovation and social learning in children with an assessment of a new style of museum gallery which aims to encourage interest in science. This project is well developed, though may be tailored to the specific interests of the chosen student, and is in collaboration with the Centre for Life in Newcastle.


CCBC Opportunities Archive

Junior Research Fellowship Scheme

1-3 year fellowships available at post-doctoral level. If you'd like to work with CCBC researchers and in affiliation with the Institute of Advance Study, email Jeremy Kendal.


Luc-Alain Giraldeau Seminar

Welcoming Luc-Alain from UQ Montréal

His talk is entitled: "Animals Playing Game Theory: Choice in a Frequency-dependent World". Wednesday 4th December: PCL048 (Hogan Lovells lecture theatre)


MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology

This course has been revised and updated to include exciting new modules. Optional modules are as follows:

  • Cultural Evolution
  • Palaeoanthropology and Palaeoecology
  • Primate Behaviour
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Western Diseases
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Reproductive and Infant Health
  • Evolutionary Demography
  • Evolutionary and Ecological Health Topics

To sign up, contact joanna.setchell@durham.ac.uk


PhD position – Social Learning & Science Communication

Applicants are sought for a PhD position, to commence early October 2011, based in the Department of Anthropology, University of Durham and the Centre for Life, Newcastle. Applications - to include a CV and cover letter - must be received by Wednesday 3rd August via email to Rachel Kendal. Please also arrange for 2 academic references to be sent to the same email address by the deadline or as soon as possible thereafter.


Royal Society - Newton International Fellowships

Post-doc opportunity to work with CCBC:

This scheme enables early-stage postdoctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. Funding consists of £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs, up to £8,000 per annum for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation costs. The two-year Fellowships cover the broad range of the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities. Deadline: 16 April 2012