Summer Workshop 2018

21st-22nd June 2018 University of St Andrews (UK)

It is time for our Society’s second annual workshop. Following a successful first edition, held in Manchester in 2017, we invite you now to a two-day multi-disciplinary workshop at the University of St Andrews, UK.

This year’s workshop aims to reflect on the current state of the field and on how it is changing. We will discuss methods and recent research that are likely to drive trends in the next few years – an important perspective to consider, as an early-career researcher. As before, the workshop will be multidisciplinary, merging ideas from different fields. Part of the event will
also be dedicated to exchanging experiences on issues in early-career research. Check out the schedule below.

Participants are invited to present a poster with their research work. We are excited to announce that there will be a poster competition, with the best poster – in terms of research quality, novelty of the work and, last but not least, presentation – selected by a jury of two experts in the field, one of which is going to be Prof Andy Whiten.

The event will conclude with a panel of senior researchers discussing their experience in the field of social learning and cultural evolution and how they have seen it changing: Learnt Perspectives: 20 years of Social Learning. Confirmed panel guests so far are Prof Malinda Carpenter, Prof Andrew Whiten, Dr Luke Rendell, Dr Monica Tamariz and (TBC) Dr Ellen Garland.

Applications from researchers and students from Masters to Postdoctoral level are invited. Applicants will need to state their interest, describing their area of research and how they think attending the workshop will benefit them.

The maximum number of attendees is limited to 50 and applicants will be selected on the basis of the statement and, when equal, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Applications close on March 31st 2018. Registration, upon acceptance to the workshop, is £10. As the membership fee is currently also set at £10
all attendees are free to become dues-paying members, for no extra cost in the first year.

About the author

Post-doctoral Fellow at UPenn