Process and pattern in innovations from cells to societies – Theme Issue

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B has published a theme issue with the title Process and pattern in innovations from cells to societies (see a list of papers below). The published articles approach innovation both with theoretical and conceptual, but also with experimental methods. What makes an innovation, who innovates, and when do innovations occur? This issue addresses many questions that were also raised at this year’s Culture Conference. Article list: Innovation: an emerging focus from Read more…

YSLR Workshop Meet-up in Penryn

In occasion of the workshop on Methods in Cultural Evolution in Penryn, we are taking the opportunity for a new get-together. If you want to discuss the next meeting, share the latest research, talk about the latest news in the field or simply for some of the old networking, join us for a dinner in lovely Penryn at 7 pm on 15th November. Get in touch via email (info@yslr.co.uk) by the 5th November to book Read more…

Extension of Biology Through Culture – Sackler Colloquium

This year’s Sackler Colloquium ran under the title Sackler Colloquium on Extension of Biology Through Culture (use this link for an online edition). The papers, which are now available in a PNAS special issue, span a wide range of topics in cultural evolution. From social learning in children to song evolution in whales, and from concepts of culture and niche construction to evolutionary neurobiology. The articles provide a contemporary snapshot of the state of the field Read more…

YSLR Meeting at 2017’s Culture Conference

On May 25th and 26th 2017, many social learning and cultural evolution researchers gathered again at the Culture Conference in Birmingham. Aside from inspiring conference contributions under the theme “Innovation in cultural systems”, this was also another chance for YSLR members to meet and chat. We met on the day before the conference at the Pitcher and Piano. We talked about our current work and future projects, thesis that were just or about to be Read more…

YSLR Pre-Conference Meet-Up

If you are attending this year’s Culture Conference in Birmingham (culture-conference.com), we would like to invite you to meet up for a chat and a drink ahead of the conference. Also, if you know anyone who is coming to Birmingham and hasn’t heard about us, feel free to bring them along. We’ll meet 7pm at a pub near the central train station: the Pitcher and Piano. We’ll talk a little bit about what ideas people Read more…

Winter Workshop 2017

The Winter Workshop 2017 is over. Most participants have already travelled home. Some are sticking around to explore Manchester. A good moment to look back on this eventful day. The workshop was built around three activities, that should help to break the ice and getting to know each other. In the following two activities we exchanged ideas and visions about our research field and explored ways for public outreach. The discussions were lively, and only Read more…

Workshop Programme Frontpage 2017

Workshop Programme Completed

Our Workshop is coming closer very quickly. We are excited about the awesome response of early-career researchers, coming from all over Europe. We can’t wait to welcome you here in Manchester! We completed the programme for the workshop with a schedule for the day, information about our two keynote speakers Eva and Olli, and the poster abstracts that were submitted (YSLR-Abstracts-Manchester2017). Want to stay up to date? Follow our official workshop twitter account @YSLRWW.

Castlefield-Manchester

Workshop starts next Friday

Only a few days left till we meet in Manchester. Everything is set for a great day. If you need more information about how to get to the venue or to reach the city centre from the airport or train station have a look at our updated Workshop website. Should you arrive a day earlier join us for a drink in the nearby pub The Wharf in the picturesque Castlefield, a remnant of Manchester’s industrial revolution. We will Read more…