News 2016

Myles Jackson: The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS and Race
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series
Nov 30, 2016
Myles Jackson uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. more
Cultural Evolution Symposium, Sep 26, 2016
Speakers: Mathieu Charbonneau, Russell Gray, Daniel Haun, Fiona Jordan, Anne Kandler, Tim Lewens, Richard McElreath, Olivier Morin, Christina Moya, Kim Sterelny, Dan Sperber more
Sound of words is no coincidence
Sept 12, 2016
Press release to: D. E. Blasi, S. Wichmann, H. Hammarström, P. F. Stadler, and M. H. Christiansen, Sound–meaning association biases evidenced across thousands of languages, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, 2016. more
Mini African Symposium
Date: Aug 22, 2016
Speakers: Russell Gray, Nicole Boivin, Hiba Babiker, Chiara Barbieri, Anne-Marie Fehn, Tom Güldemann, Abbie Hantgan, Jeffrey Heath, Steve Moran, Luca Pagani, Jorge Rocha, Lameen Souag more
Massive open-access database on human cultures created
July 08, 2016
Press release to: Kirby, K. R.; Gray, R. D.; Greenhill, S. J.; Jordan, F.; Gomes-Ng, S.; Bibiko, H.-J.; Blasi, D. E.; Botero, C. A.; Bowern, C.; Ember, C. R. et al., D-PLACE: A global database of cultural, linguistic and environmental diversity. PLoS One 2016 (Published July 8, 2016, more
Quantitative Methods - Spring School 2016
May 13–18, 2016 QMSS provides intensive training in quantitative methods for the study of linguistic and cultural evolution. more
The dark side of religion
April 04, 2016
Press release to: J. Watts , Oliver Sheehan, Quentin Douglas Atkinson, J. Bulbulia, and Russell D. Gray
Ritual human sacrifice promoted and sustained the evolution of stratified societies, Nature 532 (7598), 228-231 (2016)
Genetics reveals the impact of lifestyle on evolution
April 04,2016
Press release to: Chiara Barbieri, Alexander Hübner, Enrico Macholdt, Shengyu Ni, Sebastian Lippold, Refining the Y chromosome phylogeny with southern African sequences, Human Genetics 135 (5), 541-553 (2016) more
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