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…

Bank Account and Membership Payments

Society bank account and online membership payments The society has now reached another milestone: we have a bank account. You would not believe how tricky it was to open an account for our not-for-profit organisation with an international committee. Many months later, we can now call an account at the Royal Bank of Scotland our own. Previously, we had to rely on a university bank account. Now, we have a lot more financial freedom and Read more…

Issue 3, July 2018

Entire issue Download PDF Articles Hello Again Editorial Page Marco Smolla Download PDF What’s New? Society News Download PDF 2nd Annual ESLR Summer Workshop Society News Download PDF Big questions of social learning Summer Workshop Marina Bazhydai Download PDF Machine learning culture and the value of old souls Summer Workshop Dominik Deffner Download PDF 4th Culture Conference held in July at the University of Stirling News Eva Reindl Download PDF What came first, the secular Read more…