Issue 4

Methods
Pitch to Publication

Family Ties

Kinbank – a new database for kinship terms from around the world The words we use to describe are family are such a visceral part of life that the thought that it might be organised differently is rarely considered. For example, if you’re reading this you speak English and are likely to live in a […]

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Interviews

The road to an ERC Starting Grant in Primatology

Alba Motes Rodrigo interviewed Dr. Catherine Hobaiter for Cultured Scene about the process of applying for an ERC grant to fund her work on chimpanzees.  ERC Starting Grants are oriented towards early-career researchers based in the EU who want to move forward in their careers by becoming research leaders. These grants award up to 1.5 […]

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How Research Works

Work-Life Balance

Our resident Agony Aunt offers guidance on the key questions bothering early-career researchers, with additional advice crowd-sourced from Twitter. In this edition: Work-life (or, life-work) balance!

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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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Reviews

The Baldwin Effect, Genetic Assimilation and Social Learning

In 1896, the idea that learning can influence the evolutionary process was proposed by both Baldwin [1] (published in Nature Magazine) and Lloyd-Morgan [2] (published in Science Magazine), this was later named “The Baldwin Effect” by George Simpson in 1953 [3]. In the Baldwin Effect, the idea is an animal learns some skills, which later […]

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Interviews
Pitch to Publication

The Spread of Amphorae Design

Simon Carrignon and María Coto spoke to Cultured Scene about their new research examining the spread of amphora production techniques in 1st-3rd century Spain. Cultured Scene: Your project used modelling to examine the potential social learning mechanisms at work in the production of amphorae in Spain in the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. Can you […]

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Conference Reports
Events, Places and People

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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