Culture Conference 2018: “Complexity in Culture”

Across many branches of research on cultural evolution, researchers have appealed to the notion of complexity in describing and explaining key concepts. The term has been used to capture changes identified or expected in cultural traits, but also in describing the social structures and cognitive processes that are believed to influence cultural evolutionary outcomes.

This year’s Culture Conference aims to bring together speakers from diverse fields, including developmental and comparative psychology, theoretical modelling, and linguistics, to discuss the importance of the concept of complexity in cultural evolutionary research within their own discipline. We hope that through integration of these different threads of research, it may be possible to identify common themes, and also ambiguities and inconsistencies, which have not yet been explicitly addressed in the cultural evolution literature.

We invite you to join us for this two-day conference hosted at the University of Stirling, UK, from 12th – 13th July 2018.

The conference has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 648841 RATCHETCOG ERC-2014-CoG.