Call for Papers - Relocating Human Origins - What if
Adam Lived in the Forest?
Location: University of Cambridge
Organizers: Doctoral Students, Division of Biological Anthropology
Date: July 5, 2013
Theme: Conventional scientific wisdom holds that modern
humans evolved in the East African savannah. But what if the cradle
of human evolution was actually the Central African forest, as
hinted by new Y-chromosome results? How might this change our
understanding of human evolution? This conference explores the
implications of a forest origin for human population genetics,
disease ecology, social systems, and cultural evolution.
Deadline for sending abstracts: 07/06/2013 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Can't make it to Cambridge? The entire conference will be webcast.
The Organizers are accepting abstracts for 15 minute oral presentations
(live at Conference or remotely webcast pre-recorded/archived
on Conference website) and for poster presentations.
Alexander Moerseburg, University of Cambridge
We have just launched the new web site Opening Science
This is a workspace we want to share with all those who believe
that data sharing is an important means to advance scientific
progress and to open science to society. In this first stage of
our initiative, we focus on genetic and anthropological research
At present, it gives access to:
- a brief synopsis of the initiative Opening Science to Society,
- information about our ongoing activities,
- a forum for discussion of scientific, educational and ethical
- an updated list of articles concerning data sharing,
- links to scientific and educational resources.
We would be very pleased to receive your feedback.
Giovanni Destro Bisol, University of Rome La Sapienza
A new Elsevier journal was launched in 2012: Digital
Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. This
new journal is the world's first on-line, peer-reviewed journal
in which scholars can publish 3D digital models of the world's
cultural heritage sites, monuments, and palaeoanthropological
remains accompanied by associated academic articles.
Robert D. Hoppa, University of Manitoba
News from the Editor-in-chief of Papers on Anthropology,
from Prof. Helje Kaarma: "Next year the Centre for Physical
Anthropology at the University of Tartu will celebrate its 20th
anniversary and our collection Papers on Anthropology will be
issued for the 22nd time. We are thankful to all the Latvian,
Lithuanian, Belarussian, Polish, Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian
and German researchers who have contributed to our collection
until now. We would be grateful for further contributions from
the other EAA members. We would be interested in articles on different
options of classification of body build characteristics, about
the more efficient use of the anthropological methods in studying
healthy and sick persons, in studies of rational nutrition, etc."
to Authors of Papers on Anthropology)
A new Master's Programme in Social Anthropology is announced
at the University of Münster in Germany by Prof. Julia Koch:
"The Institute of Ethnology of the University of Muenster
has the pleasure to inform you about now fully in English accredited
Programme in Social Anthropology. It is a special research
master's programme of two years which offers seminars and lectures
on the cultural foundations of sociality, intercultural interactions,
and holds a special focus on transcultural psychiatry. Particular
attention is paid to the transnational relations between Asia,
Africa and Europe.
We would like to bring this Master programme to your attention
and encourage your students to apply. We recommend them to contact
the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch
Dienst DAAD) for financial support."
A postdoctoral researcher position in Anthropological demography
at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
was announced by Prof. Jaroslav Bruzek (who will be the mentor
of this position). The position will be co-financed by the European
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