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Symposium on Helming, Strickland, and Jacob, “Solving the puzzle about early belief-ascription”

The Brains Blog is launching a Mind & Language symposium on Katharina A. Helming, Brent Strickland, and Pierre Jacob’s “Solving the Puzzle about Early Belief-Ascription” from the

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IX. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science

The 9th Dubrovnik Conference in Cognitive Science, Intuitive sociologists: Representing social relations and social categories, will take place on 25-28 May 2017, in the Center for Advanced Studies

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Lecturer position in Cognition and Culture at Durham University

The Department of Anthropology at Durham University is currently advertising for a Lecturer in Cognition and Culture. More information here. *** The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an

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2(+2) year Postdoctoral Fellowship in acting together coordination collective goal and cooperation

The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for the Study of Social Action (CSSA) at the University of Milan are delighted to announce the opening of a post-doctoral position on Acting Together:

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[extended deadline: 29th of March] ‘When and How does Cumulative Culture Emerge?’ A conference in Birmingham

An exciting conference will be held in Birmingham on June 9-10, on the topic of cumulative culture. More information at culture-conference.com.  [READMORE]    

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Help the Cultural Evolution Society correct its gender imbalance!

Last Year, David Sloan Wilson and others launched a Society for the Study of Cultural Evolution which many of us have joined.[READMORE] We have just received from Joe Brower, the Project Coordinato

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Alberto Acerbi blogs on new books on cultural evolution

In his excellent blog, Alberto Acerbi draws attention to three recent books on cultural evolution: "Tim Lewens’ Cultural Evolution (Oxford University Press) is an excellent take on the

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Call from the Max Planck Society: Two PhD studentships in cultural evolution

The Minds and Traditions research group (“the Mint”), an Independent Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is offering

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Social Mind Area-Scholarships for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at Central European University (CEU) 2016/2017

Call for Applications: CEU is now accepting applications for two specialized interdisciplinary PhD fellowships in the area of the “Social Mind”, one of the four university-wide

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Social Cognition: From Interactions to Intersubjectivity

Call for Applications: An Interdisciplinary Summer School June 26th –July 2nd  2016, Hotel Apollo, Aegina, Greece [READMORE] We invite applications from PhD students, post-doc and young

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Understanding Communication and Understanding Minds: The Role of Metarepresentations

The CEU Summer University announces the course "Understanding Communication and Understanding Minds: The Role of Metarepresentations", which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from June

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Two panels on naturalistic anthropology at ASA and EASA

This year, two calls for contributions have been issued for panels related to naturalistic anthropology, one for the European Association of Social Anthropologists, the other for the Association

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Douglass North has passed away

The Nobel Prize winner and economic historian Douglass North, has passed away this Monday (November 23rd, 2015) at age 95. In addition to being a founding father of institutional economics, North was

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Joint PhD in the Cognitive Science of Religion (2016-17 Studentship)

The Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) is offering a DEL Studentship for the Doctoral programme in the Cognitive the Science of Religion that has been established by Aarhus University [READMO

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PhD studentships in Cognitive Science at Central European University, Budapest

The Department of Cognitive Science at CEU invites applications for doctoral student positions starting in September 2016. This is a research-based training program in human cognition with social

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Cambridge Moral Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference

The one-day Cambridge Moral Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference will take place on Friday 9 October 2015. Programme and registration: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26237. The Moral

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Pulotu – database of Pacific Religions

If good ethnographic databases works as a guilty pleasure for you, you may want to have a look at Pulotu, and thank Prof. Russell Gray and his team. Pulotu is a remarkable database of supernatural

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Call for two post-doctoral researchers in cultural evolution

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) are seeking to employ two full-time postdoctoral researchers in the field of cultural evolution. The positions are tied to

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State of the art research on social behavior

In Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 2015, 3, a really useful open access collection of review papers on state of the art research on social behavior edited by Molly Crockett and Amy Cuddy. From

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An evolutionary framework for the study of teaching

A new article or obvious cognition-and-culture relevance by Michelle Ann Kline on "How to learn about teaching: An evolutionary framework for the study of teaching behavior in humans and other

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Social Norms and Cultural Dynamics

A Special Issue on "Social Norms and Cultural Dynamics" of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (Volume 129, July 2015) Edited by Michael Morris, Ying-yi Hong and Chi-Yue

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Social Anthropology meets “the cognitive challenge”

Social Anthropology devotes an exciting special issue to "taking up the cognitive challenge", edited by Rita Astuti and Denis Regnier, with contributions by (among others) Tamara Hale,

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Budapest Conference on Cognitive Development

The Cognitive Development Center at the Central European University is pleased to announce the fifth annual Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development in Budapest, Hungary (January 7-9, 2016).

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Sign language as a window into universally accessible linguistic biases

A very interesting new article: "Event representations constrain the structure of language: Sign language as a window into universally accessible linguistic biases" by Brent Strickland,

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