Public talks

Migrants Since Forever

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2017, Feb 4 (h.20:00) – Comune di Pioltello (MI), Assessorato alla Cultura e Associazione Oltrelepagine, Quartiere Satellite, Pioltello (MI): Migranti da sempre: viaggio della scienza alle origini di Homo sapiens (e dei suoi parenti). Evening lecture.    

Scientific papers

Interdisciplinarity: goals and conditions

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FINALLY PUBLISHED! “Our view of interdisciplinarity takes very seriously the long training any specialist has to undertake in order to acquire the huge knowledge and the tuned epistemological attitudes necessary to master his or her research methods and protocols. Indeed, we think that a successful interdisciplinary project would educate its participants into this respectful view […]

Books

Cultural Traits. A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cultural Diversity

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Out now! Understanding Cultural Traits: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cultural Diversity, Edited by Fabrizio Panebianco and Emanuele Serrelli. Marketing page at Springer Read online on SpringerLink Interested in writing a review? Read it online for free and get your free hardcopy! Go on the dedicated homepage and then “Access an Online Book Review Copy” via the link under “Service for […]

Events

Species on the Threshold

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Emanuele Serrelli spoke on the relationship between cultural and biological evolution at the conference: La specie sulla soglia: come l’evoluzione culturale cambia i paesaggi della nostra vita Venerdì, 31 Ottobre 2014 16:30 – 19:30 Mostra d’Oltremare, Arena Flegrea, Napoli (Forum Internazionale delle Culture) L’importanza di prendere atto che l’evoluzione sia divenuta soprattutto culturale è una […]

Scientific papers

Cultural Traits and Multidisciplinary Dialogue

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…We have walked on a fine line: the notion of a cultural trait is interesting because it has something to say to many sciences, but, paradoxically, also because it generates harsh conflicts on top scientific journals more and more frequently. Historical linguistics and cultural evolution are two of many fields where these clashes happen, and […]

Scientific papers

Evolutionary Genetics and Cultural Traits

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The chapter explains why evolutionary genetics – a mathematical body of theory developed since the 1910s – eventually got to deal with culture: the frequency dynamics of genes like “the lactase gene” in populations cannot be correctly modeled without including social transmission. While the body of theory requires specific justifications, for example meticulous legitimations of […]

Teaching

Modeling sociocultural evolution

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2013, July: Emanuele Serrelli teaches (with Nathalie Gontier) Modeling sociocultural evolution at the 1st International Summer School on Evolution, Ciencia Viva Knowledge Pavilion, Lisbon, Portugal. The program is also on Academia.edu. THE IMPORTANCE OF UNIVERSAL SYMBIOGENESIS, UNIVERSAL PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA THEORY, PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY AND NICHE CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SOCIOCULTURAL SCIENCES Course Description In recent years, the classic […]

Academic services

Tree and network models in San Francisco

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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 […]