The Early-Career Social Learning Researchers Society (ESLR) held its second workshopon the 21st and 22nd June 2018 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
The workshop hosted 24 early-career researchers from 16 institutions.
Attendees took part in interactive sessions covering techniques and methods in the study of social learning, issues in early-career research, working across disciplines, and science communication.
Keynote talks were given by Dr Eoin O’Sullivan (University of Stirling) and Alexis Breen (University of St Andrews). Participants also heard from a senior panel of researchers with an interest in social learning; Prof Malinda Carpenter, Dr Luke Rendell, and Prof Andrew Whiten (University of St Andrews), and Dr Monica Tamariz (Heriot-Watt University). This senior panel discussed how the study of social learning has changed during their careers, and how other areas of research have informed their work on social learning.
Attendees also had the opportunity to share their own work during a poster session. Special congratulations to Sabine Nöbel and Murillo Pagnotta who won the poster prizes, and to Julia Penndorf, who received an honourable mention from our judges, Prof Andrew Whiten and Dr Ellen Garland.