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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Events

Ilya Tëmkin – Perils and promises of cultural phylogenies: evolution of the Baltic Psaltery

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Perils and promises of cultural phylogenies: Evolution of the Baltic Psaltery Ilya Tëmkin National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) and NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College) Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 12:00pm Room U6/3061, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: The new millennium has brought […]

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Malatesta, Schmidt, Squarcina – Not just limits: the geographical boundaries as places of meeting and diffusion of cultural traits

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Not just limits: the geographical boundaries as places of meeting and diffusion of cultural traits Stefano Malatesta, Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg, Enrico Squarcina Università di Milano Bicocca May 16th, 2013, 2:30 pm Room U6/3061, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: Boundaries are a consolidating […]

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Pierluigi Cuzzolin – Fatiche e miserie dell’espressione iuxta propria principia

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Fatiche e miserie dell’espressione iuxta propria principia Pierluigi Cuzzolin Università di Bergamo February 28th, 2013, 12pm Room U6/3061, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: Nel De rerum natura iuxta propria principia (prima edizione nel 1565) Bernardino Telesio utilizzava questo sintagma per propugnare uno studio […]

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Mario Barenghi – Nothing but survival: On the origin and spread of literature

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Nothing but survival: On the origin and spread of literature Mario Barenghi University of Milano Bicocca January 31, 2013, 2:30pm Room U6/3061, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: For a long time literary theorists have been concerned with the question “What is literature?”. This […]

Academic talks

Tracing traits in linguistics, economics, and evolutionary biology. An interdisciplinary workshop

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Tracing traits in linguistics, economics, and evolutionary biology. An interdisciplinary workshop Federica Da Milano, Linguist, University of Milano Bicocca Nicoletta Puddu, Linguist, University of Cagliari Fabrizio Panebianco, Economist, University of Milano Bicocca Emanuele Serrelli, Philosopher of Biology, University of Milano Bicocca Thursday, December […]

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Elena Canadelli – The unexpected migration of Transparent Man

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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 […]

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Nathalie Gontier – Cultural evolution models and the extended synthesis

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CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Cultural evolution models and the extended synthesis. Symbiogenesis and punctuated equilibria theory in the study of cultural transmission Nathalie Gontier Dutch Free University of Brussels (Belgium) Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:00pm Room U6/367, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: Reticulate evolution, symbiogenesis and punctuated […]