Do. Feb 25th, 2021

Tagung: The Darwinian Renaissance in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 13.11.2009, London

This meeting will contend that the humanities and social sciences can no longer ignore the central place of evolution as a theoretical framework for understanding human affairs. We hope to showcase new and exciting work from the human evolutionary behavioural sciences in order to provide strong evidence for this assertion. Topics include applying evolution to human culture and cultural transmission, decision-making behaviour, security and politics, methods in anthropology and demography, sociology, and the utility of Darwinian theory for the integration of social science knowledge.

This meeting also celebrates 200 years of Darwin’s birth, 150 years since the publication of The Origin and the launch of a new undergraduate degree in Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London which is underpinned by an evolutionary framework.

Alex Bentley (University of Durham)
Mhairi Gibson (University of Bristol)
Dominic Johnson (University of Edinburgh)
Stephen Lycett (University of Kent at Canterbury)
Alex Mesoudi (Queen Mary, University of London)
Daniel Nettle (Newcastle University)
Ian Penton-Voak (University of Bristol)
Rebecca Sear (London School of Economics and Political Science)

For details please email the organisers,Tom Dickins ( or Qazi Rahman (, or go to this website.

Supported by the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, The Galton Institute and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA)


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