UCL Anthropology


Biological Anthropology Seminar Series

TUESDAYS 16:30 -18:00
DARYLL FORDE SEMINAR ROOM (Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq)
Informal get-together with the speakers after the talks
All Welcome

Spring 2019

8 Jan Emma Kilford (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience)
Developmental changes in the influence of dopamine genes on cognition.

15 Jan Lia Betti (Roehampton)
Women's birth canals are extremely variable in shape: implications for human evolution and modern obstetric practice

22 Jan Alexandra Alvergne (Oxford)
Is female health cyclical? Evolutionary perspectives on menstruation.

29 Jan Micheal Muthukrishna (LSE)
Hunter-gatherer egalitarianism and the evolution of evil eye beliefs.

5 Feb Dallas Swallow (UCL, GEE)
Culture and evolution: human adaptation to drinking milk

12 Feb READING WEEK - no seminar

19 Feb Sergi Castellano (UCL, GEE)
When we met: early encounters of modern humans with Neanderthals.

26 Feb Sarah Papworth (Royal Holloway)
Hunting for monkeys in the Amazon

5 March Asier Gomez-Olivencia (University of the Basque Country)
Evolution of the spine and thorax in the Neanderthal lineage

12 March Nick Newton-Fisher (Kent)
"You scratch my back, and ..." - Revisiting the quid pro quo of chimpanzee grooming

We usually adjourn for drinks in the Houseman Rooms after the talk. All welcome. 

If you would like dinner with the speaker please email Ruth Mace at r.mace@ucl.ac.uk

Autumn 2018 - Seminars in Evolutionary Anthropology

2 October Phyllis Lee (University of Stirling)
Longevity, Grandmothers and Reproductive Success: The Elephant Example…

9 October Diana Fleischman (University of Portsmouth)
How to Train Your Boyfriend: The Human Training Instinct and How Women Won the Arms Race

16 October Kit Opie (University of Bristol)
Major Transitions in Evolution: When’s the Next One?

23 October Helen Chatterjee (UCL Biosciences)
Gibbonology in the 21st Century: Small Ape Conservation and Research

30 October Suzanna White (UCL Anthropology)
Big Brow Theory: Supraorbital Morphology in Middle Pleistocene Hominins

6 November Reading Week **NO SEMINAR**

** "Departmental Seminars" (Wednesday, 11:00-13:00) replace the sectional seminars during the second half of term 1

Organizer: Volker Sommer (v.sommer@ucl.ac.uk)