Evolution: all in the family

Look for this teaching material on Academia.edu. La vita sulla Terra è una grande famiglia allargata. Noi esseri umani siamo davvero imparentati non soltanto con ogni essere vivente del mondo, ma anche con ogni essere mai vissuto sulla Terra. Lo stand “Evoluzione: tutti in famiglia” dà la possibilità a ogni visitatore di scegliere un organismo […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Nathalie Gontier – Cultural evolution models and the extended synthesis

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 […]