September 9-12, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

We invite scholars from A(rcheology) to Z(oology) to contribute data, experimental and theoretical research

The 2019 conference additionally calls out for contributions on the following 5 themes:

  1. Paleolithic Cosmologies: How Hominins conceptualized Matter, Space/Ecology, Time, Words & Numbers
  2. Defining Protolanguage and the Biological, Cognitive, and Cultural Mechanisms and Processes whereby it evolved
  3. History, Philosophy and Methodologies to Study Primate and Human Cognition, Communication & Culture
  4. Multimodal Theories in Primate Communication and (Proto)Language
  5. Modelling of Language Evolution (trees, networks, agent and population dynamics)

17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

We would like to invite you to attend the 17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP this year. This year will feature a truly fantastic line-up of speakers: Steven Gangestad, Coren Apicella, Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Michael Varnum, Annie Wertz, and Adar Eisenbruch.

NEW THIS YEAR, we also welcome evolutionary psychologists from Facebook for an informal break-out lunch session on evolutionary research in industry.

We are now accepting submissions for data blitz talks and posters until November 1. Researchers at any level are welcome to submit. Submit via our homepage.

Come join us as a guest or presenter! Undergraduates, graduate students, and now postdoctoral scholars will receive a $20 discount on registration using code “19EvoStu20“, and faculty will receive a $10 discount on registration using code “19EvoAll10“, thanks to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.)

Any questions? Just ask!

Jaimie Arona Krems ( & Eric Pedersen (

HBES 2018 programme change

The plenary talk by Toby Kiers will take place on Thursday (5 July 2018) at 16:10. There will be no morning plenary session that day.

Poster Guidelines for HBES 2018

We have now finalized the guidelines for poster presentations at HBES 2018 in Amsterdam. You can find them here.

2nd Javea Workshop on Social and Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary and Social Psychology: Confrontation, Interaction and Integration

Dates: 28th of June (arrival and welcome dinner) – 1st of July 2018, a couple of days before the HBES conference in Amsterdam. There are many direct flights from Amsterdam to Alicante, the airport closest to Javea.
Organizing universities: University of Groningen and IDOCAL, University of Valencia

Number of participants: minimally 15, maximally 20

Scientific committee:
Douglas T. Kenrick, Arizona State University, USA
MartieHaselton, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Thomas Pollet, University of Newcastle, UK
José Maria Peiro,University of Valencia, Spain
Abraham P. Buunk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Local organizer: Abraham P. Buunk,

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Early Registration for HBES 2018 ends today at midnight

Early registration for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam will end today at midnight Amsterdam time. A small percentage of people may experience technical difficulties when trying to pay with a credit card. Our suggestion is that you try a different card, emptying cookies in your browser or using a different browser. Also feel free to contact us at

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health: Park City, Utah, August 1-4, 2018

The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health is announcing our 4th annual meeting this year in spectacular Park City, Utah, August 1-4, 2018. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for psychologists, anthropologists, biologists, students, clinicians and public health professionals (and more) to share their research and advance the goals of the society: to use evolutionary insights to improve medical research and practice and to advance evolutionary biology.

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Registration for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam is now open!

We’re happy to announce that registration for HBES 2018 is now open. Please click here to register. You can find out more about registration deadlines here.

Call for abstracts for the Social Neuroendocrinology Preconference at HBES 2018

We are delighted to offer the Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution preconference again at HBES 2018 in Amsterdam!

This preconference meeting is an opportunity to connect new and established researchers who are investigating the social influences and effects of both endogenous and exogenous hormones in the context of human evolution.

The preconference event will take place on the morning of July 4th, before HBES begins. This event will include short DataBlitz presentations from young researchers in the field with a focus on preliminary data, plenary talks from established researchers in the field, and a networking lunch open to all attendees. It is free to attend, but please register for the preconference with your main HBES registration to ensure that the event is properly catered.

We are pleased to announce two plenary speakers presenting at this event:

  • Dr Peter Bos, from the department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University
  • Dr Marco Del Giudice, from the department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico

If you are a young researcher interested in presenting in our DataBlitz session, please submit an abstract for consideration by April 1 (abstract decisions announced May 1st). These brief talks are limited to undergraduate and postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers and should emphasize new and/or preliminary research findings.

Please contact Amanda Hahn ( or Jaime Palmer-Hague ( with any questions regarding this event or for late registration.