The Update #2

Hello everyone and welcome to the second Update. It is almost April now and that means, it is about time to have a look back at March and ask what we have been up to. Or shall I say, what you have been up to? Because more than 40 of you have applied for our upcoming workshop in June. We are thrilled about the turn-out and are looking forward to seeing you all in Leipzig Read more…

From submission to publication

How Research Works Welcome to our new blog post series on early-career, common-knowledge and hot topics in research. In this section, we will cover topics that every researcher has to deal with and that everyone knows by name – but whose details are somewhat obscure, especially if you are an ECR. #HowResearchWorks The Publishing Black Box: What happens after you click Submit? Every one of us researchers has, as some point in their career, to Read more…

ESLR – now on GitHub

Hello everyone! We have great news for you. Our society has now a presence on GitHub 🥳 If you haven’t heard of GitHub before, it is an internet-based version control for (mostly) text files, or simply put a dropbox for computer codes. Why is that so great you ask? Well, we have a lot on our ToDo list for this year. Some of the projects will be a collaborative effort between the committee and the Read more…

The Update #1

Hello fellow researchers! Happy 2019! I hear you thinking, isn’t it already February? You are absolutely right. However, this is the first Update we are sending out in 2019. This is a new blog format where we report on what is going on inside ESLR and the committee. Talking of which, the committee had already two meetings this year. We have been planning and discussing details of the ESLR Summer Workshop in June in Leipzig Read more…

The ESLR needs you – Looking for a new Social Secretary

You want to get involved in the running of the society? This is your chance! We are looking for a motivated candidate to join the society committee and take over the position of SOCIAL SECRETARY, which has recently become vacant. The Social Secretary is crucially important in facilitating communication between the society and its members as well as for communication outside the society. The tasks of the Social Secretary include: Support in or organisation of social events Read more…

ESLR Conference meet-up at CES 2018

Some of you are joining this year’s conference of the Cultural Evolution Society. It has become somewhat of a tradition for the members of our society to meet prior to the conference, to share their latest research, talk about the latest news in the field or simply to catch-up. Join us for a dinner at Casey Moore’s Irish pub at 6PM on Sunday, October 21st, 2018. If you planning to come, please give us an Read more…

WTF?! What is this? The Wikipedia Task Force

The layman Social Learning community needs you! Ever wondered what info students who are newly approaching social learning will find? How Social Learning is portrayed to the public? How correct the knowledge that is most easily reachable by the average web user is? At our recent workshop, the Society decided to get more involved in public outreach. To begin with, we have started improving social learning-related webpages on Wikipedia! To continue with this effort, we Read more…

Current projects at ESLR

The summer is slowly progressing with hot and sunny days (at least in Philadelphia). Friends and colleagues are on annual leave or engaged in fieldwork. Meanwhile, the ESLR committee keeps working on a variety of projects. Here is a list of what is going on: 1. Social Learning WTF At our public outreach activity at our Summer Workshop in Scotland the goal was to improve social learning related pages on Wikipedia. However, we noticed that Read more…