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NIMBioS/DySoC Seminar Series

Species montage. In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology has been hosted at NIMBioS. Seminar speakers have focused on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences.

NIMBioS and the Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) have hosted a series of seminars and webinars on topics related to social complexity. DySoC/NIMBioS Spring 2021 Webinars on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution are hosted weekly on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. (eastern) unless otherwise noted.

Location for in-person seminars/webinars (unless otherwise noted): Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Light refreshments will be served in Room 206 beginning 30 minutes before each talk (with the exception of SAL lunch-time seminars). Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us. The schedule will be supplemented as additional speakers are added.

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Archived Seminar Calendars:   2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009

Date Speaker Topic
Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, NIMBioS activities through February 28 are expected to be virtual, with limited exceptions.  Read more ».
  2021 DySoC/NIMBioS Webinars on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution
Feb 2
12:15 p.m.
Dysoc/NIMBioS Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Joe Henrich (Harvard Univ.) The Secret of Our Success Video icon.
Feb 9
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc/NIMBioS Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Marta Lahr (Univ. of Cambridge, UK) An extended origin: Climate, populations and palimpsests in the evolution of Homo sapiens Video icon.
Feb 16
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc/NIMBioS Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Johannes Krause (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The genetic history of the plague: What we learn from ancient pandemics Video icon.
Feb 23
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc/NIMBioS Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum, London)What is Homo sapiens? Video icon.
Mar 2
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Polly Wiessner (Arizona State Univ.) The Embers of Society: Firelight Talk among the Ju/'hoansi Bushmen
Mar 9
12:15 p.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Michael Muthukrishna (London School of Economics) Cultural Brain Hypothesis, Collective Brains, and the Evolution of Intelligence
Mar 16
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Louise Barrett (Univ. of Lethbridge, Alberta) Thinking Outside the Head: Cognitive Ecologies and Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 23
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Sarah Mathew (Arizona State Univ.) War and Peace: The Cultural Evolution of Large-scale Conflict and Cooperation
Mar 30
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Fiona Jordan (Univ. of Bristol, UK) 'A subject too large and complex' for Darwin: The Cultural Evolution of Kinship Terminology
Apr 6
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Manvir Singh (Institute for Advanced Studies, Toulouse) Human Social Organization during the Late Pleistocene: Challenging the Nomadic-egalitarian Model
Apr 13
11:45 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Thomas Currie (Biosciences, Univ. of Exeter, UK) The Descent of Rules: Investigating the Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions
Apr 20
11:15 a.m.
Dysoc Webinar on Human Origins and Cultural Evolution. Maria Lapinski (Michigan State Univ.) Communicating Cultural and Social Norms

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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