Programme

Thursday, 25th May:

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-10:10 Keynote 1:
Kevin Laland, University of St Andrews, UK:
Innovation and the evolution of culture
10:10-10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:30 Coffee + Posters
11:30-12:00 Daniel R. Kelly, Purdue University, US:
When Is ignorance adaptive in cultural evolution?
12:00-12:30 Mathieu Charbonneau, Central European University, Hungary:
Recombination, modularity, and innovation
12:30-12:50 Discussion
12:50-13:50 Lunch
13:50-14:20 Keynote 2:
Jonathan Sapsed, Newcastle University, UK:
Six secrets of interdisciplinary innovation
14:20-14:40 Discussion
14:40-15:10 Francisco Brahm, University of Cambridge, UK:
Cultural evolution and the theory of the firm
15:10-15:30 Discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-16:30 Regine E. Stolarczyk, University of Tübingen, Germany:
What’s new in tool behavior:  Using cognigrams and effective chains to detect new and old traits in the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa and beyond
16:30-17:00 Elizabeth Renner, University of Stirling, UK:
Effect of information source on squirrel monkey performance in two binary discrimination tasks
17:00-17:20 Discussion

18:00 Conference dinner (e-mails will be sent out soon)

 

Friday, 26th May:

9:15-9:30 Coffee
9:30-10:00 Keynote 3:
Grant Ramsey, University of Leuven, Belgium:
Toward unified concepts of culture and innovation
10:00-10:20 Discussion
10:20-11:20 Coffee + Posters
11:20-11:50 Elena Hoicka, University of Sheffield, UK:
Developing a parent report measure of problem solving
from 12 to 47 months
11:50-12:20 Helena Miton, Central European University, Hungary:
New perspectives on social learning strategies and cultural transmission experiments
12:20-12:40 Discussion
12:40-13:40 Lunch
13:40-14:10 Keynote 4:
Valentine Roux, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris, France
Expertise: A necessary condition for invention
14:10-14:30 Discussion
14:30-15:00 Tamar Rosenberg-Yefet, Tel Aviv University, Israel:
Convergent Evolution or Cultural Transmission? Reconstructing the process of technological innovation in Lower Paleolithic societies – The case of the Levallois method
15:00-15:20 Discussion
15:20-15:50 Coffee
15:50-16:20 Keynote 5:
Sarah R. Beck, University of Birmingham, UK:
Child innovators in context
16:20-16:40 Discussion
16:40-16:50 Closing statements