The challenge of tree-thinking and network-thinking

This talk gives a reflexive outlook on the employment of tree and network thinking to conceptualize and model vertical descent and horizontal transmission of cultural traits. In biology, evolutionary trees are more than tools for researchers across disciplines: they are the main framework within which evidence for evolution is evaluated (Baum et al. 2005). However, […]

Tree and network models in San Francisco

Emanuele Serrelli co-organizes with Nathalie Gontier the session “Tree and network models of micro- and macroevolution” at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (November 14-18, 2012). Developing from phylogenetic methodologies in evolutionary biology, the session examines how cultural trees and networks are composed differently (which data are used to compose trees and […]

Elena Canadelli – The unexpected migration of Transparent Man

CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences The unexpected migration of Transparent Man from Germany to the U.S. in 1930s and 40s Dr. Elena Canadelli Historian of Science, University of Milano Bicocca Thursday, November 8, 2013, 2:30pm Room U6/372 (3rd floor), Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, founded […]