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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Exploring interactions of biology and culture on human evolution and diversity

21st June 2010, 09:00 to 17:00, Room CLC407, Calman Learning Centre

On Monday 21st June, the Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture are organising a day of talks and discussion on a diverse range of topics including: Animal domestication, Mate choice, Conformity, Cumulative cultural evolution, Musical traditions, Evolution of Religious ethics, Foraging strategies and Disease.

All are welcome to attend, simply email: jeremy.kendal@durham.ac.uk

Programme
910      Jeremy Kendal      Introduction

920      Greger Larson       A Penchant for novelty: human selection for colour variation in domestic animals

1000    Lynda Boothroyd   Implicit learning of cultural associations and attraction to bodies and faces

1040    Kenny Smith           Conformity and cumulative cultural evolution

1120    Coffee

1150    Malcolm Smith       The evolution of vernacular songs: where did the folk song collector Cecil Sharp's evolutionism come from, and why is it still going strong?

1230     Jamie Tehrani       The evolution of religious ethics

1310     Lunch - Anthropology Seminar Room (Rm. 104)

1410     Robert Layton        Agent-based modelling of hunter-gatherer foraging strategies

1450     Speaker to be arranged

1530     Coffee

Contact jeremy.kendal@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.