A one day workshop bringing together researchers working on the interaction between social networks and human evolution.
An indicative, non-exclusive list of topics is the following:
• Evolution of cooperation on social networks
• Kinship and kin-networks in non-human and human animals
• Social information flow in networks, evolution of social cognition
• Inequality, group size, structured networks
• Fire use, food sharing rituals, social time budget
• Friend versus kin networks
• Network effects on mate choice, origins of marriage concepts, alloparenting networks
• Interaction between social networks and inter-group conflict
• Network models of language evolution
• Social network aspects of supernatural narratives, evolution of religiousity
• Evolution of adaptive life history and social networks
• Human dispersal and social networks
The day will consist of short introductory talks, followed by discussion sessions about open questions, and overlapping research intertests. The objective is to initiate a conversation in this new subfield of research.
The event is free and open.
Registration is required via this website.