Marco Smolla

Post-doctoral Fellow at UPenn
Interviews

Conference Haiku

Kate Cross uses haikus to distil the essence of a talk and then tweets them into the world for everyone to enjoy. We ask her about this creative form of science communication. Cultured Scene: The haikus are a creative way to express thoughts in a very short form. How did you come up with the […]

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News

HELLO AGAIN!

With this issue, we come to the end of an exciting year for our young Society. I am proud of our Society’s activities and specifically of our journal and all its contributors. We have again a series of very exciting articles waiting for you. Sam Passmore, for example, introduces Kinbank, a new database that collects […]

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Editorial
News

Announcements

14th Conference of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, Toulouse, France This conference brings together international researchers from the fields of human behavioural ecology, evolutionary anthropology, human genetics, cultural evolution, evolutionary psychology and paleoanthropology. The event will take place in Toulouse from April, 23 – 26, 2019 at the University Toulouse 1 Capitole with […]

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Editorial
News

What’s New?

Society News Our Successes in 2018 As 2018 is coming to an end, we look back to a fantastic year for ESLR. We could not be happier with what we achieved. Earlier this year our website received a new design and content. We successfully secured funding for our annual summer workshop in St. Andrews. With 37 participants this was our largest […]

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Conference Reports

Workshop Travelling

BY MARCO SMOLLA Sometimes a scientific conference gives us theopportunity to travel to countries and areas we have never been to before. What a great privilege it is if you can stay a couple of extra days. After this year’s conference of the Cultural Evolution Society in Tempe, Arizona, I was fortunate to spendsome extra […]

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Thanks to our funders

ESLR is grateful to the following organisations for supporting our workshop: the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA), the Galton Institute, the Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences (IBANS), University of St Andrews, the Student Association, University of St Andrews, and finally the School of Biology, University […]

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Interviews
Pitch to Publication

Pulling Strings and the State of Bumblebee Culture

Sylvain Alem and his colleagues trained bumblebees to manipulate a feeder by pulling small strings 1. Observer bees quickly picked up this behaviour and soon performed it themselves. Here, we talk about the “absurdity” of this observation and what it can tell us about cultural evolution. Cultured Scene: Lars Chittka, the senior author on your […]

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Early-career but not young? On the society’s upcoming name change

In case you have not already heard it, our society will soon receive a new name. In a couple of months we say goodbye to YSLR and embrace our new name, The Early-Career Social Learning Researchers, or ESLR. Over the past weeks and months, our committee has been working on turning our semi-regular meetings in […]

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Summer Workshop 2018

21st-22nd June 2018 University of St Andrews (UK) It is time for our Society’s second annual workshop. Following a successful first edition, held in Manchester in 2017, we invite you now to a two-day multi-disciplinary workshop at the University of St Andrews, UK. This year’s workshop aims to reflect on the current state of the field […]

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