2015 » Programme

08:30-09:00 – ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Registration ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
09:10-10:00 – Anthropology Keynote: Dr Jamie Tehrani, Durham University:

“Cultural traditions and population histories – how are they related?”

10:00-10:30 – Dr Joseph Stubbersfield, University of St Andrews:

“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality’: Testing for a moral content bias in cultural transmission”

10:30-11:00 – ~~~~~~~~~ Coffee Break + Poster Session ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
11:00-11:50 – Archaeology Keynote: Prof Alex Bentley, University of Bristol:

“Cultural sustainability from prehistory to modern media”

11:50-12:20 – Dr Liliana Janik, University of Cambridge:

“Exploring visual culture: neurophysiology, cultural preferences and storytelling over the last hundred thousand years”

12:20-12:50 – Dr Fiona Coward, University of Bournemouth:

“What does (material) culture do?”

12:50-13:50 – ~~~~~~~~~ Lunch (Caribbean buffet) ~~~~~~~~~~
13:50-14:40 – Biology Keynote: Dr Claudio Tennie, University of Birmingham:

“Human culture: (still) alien to chimpanzee culture”

14:40-15:10 – Dr William Hoppitt, Anglia Ruskin University:

“Developing quantitative methods for studying social learning in the field”

15:10-15:40 – Elena Miu, University of St Andrews:

“Emergent conformity in cumulative culture”

15:40-16:10 – ~~~~~~~~ Coffee Break + Poster Session ~~~~~~~
16:10-17:00 – Psychology Keynote: Dr Thomas Scott-Phillips, Durham University:

“The theory of cultural attraction”

17:00-17:30 – Dr Laurel Fogarty, University College London:

Modelling cultural change: what mathematics can add to the study of culture and why it matters”

17:30-18:00 – Maggie Lieu, University of Birmingham:

“The transition of culture through interplanetary colonisation”

18:00-18:30 – ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Drinks Reception ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~