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.

Abstract Submission Opens for HBES 2018

We are happy to announce that abstract submission for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam is now open. Please click here to submit your abstract. The submission deadline is March 2nd.



HBES 2018 in Amsterdam

We’re happy to announce that website for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam is now live (/conference/hbes2018/). You can find out about invited speakers, preliminary schedule, and deadlines.

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Message from the New President

I want to thank Kristin Snopkowski and John Ziker once again for organizing a very successful HBES. Running annual conferences is a herculean task, done on a volunteer basis, and the Society is grateful for an in debt to the entire team at Boise.

I also want to say congratulations to all of our award winners this year! The names of the winners are all available at While all of our winners can be proud of their accomplishments, I want to add a special congratulations to Rob Boyd and Pete Richerson, winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Coren Apicella, winner of the Early Career Award. And while on the subject of congratulations, they are due as well to our new officers, elected by the membership.

Please also note that the winner of the Margo Wilson Award, given by the Society’s journal, Evolution and Human Behavior, is, as in previous years, available as an open access paper, free for all to download. In addition, this year, through our arrangements with Elsevier, we will also be able to make the top three runners up available for open access. Check back soon on the journal’s home page, which will be updated shortly. And next time you are considering where to send your completed manuscripts first, please remember that the Margo Wilson Award, in addition to honoring one of our Society’s true heroes, also comes with a $3,500 prize.

We will be making a photo album of the event on the facebook page. If anyone has pictures they would like to share, please email them to On that note, if you have not yet visited (and liked) the Society’s Facebook page, please do so and check or our Twitter feed (@HumBehEvoSoc) regularly for updated information and announcements.

I look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam, for the conference which will begin on the 4th of July. If anyone has suggestions for the conference, please feel free to send an email with your idea to me and Josh Tybur.

Thanks, and I’ll see you all next year!

Rob Kurzban, President, HBES

HBES Code of Conduct

As our 2017 meeting begins today, please be aware of the Code of Conduct for HBES Meetings.

  • Treat all participants, HBES staff, and vendors with courtesy and consideration.
  • Be respectful and collaborative, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Abuse, intimidation, discrimination, and sexual harassment are unacceptable. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or sexually directed remarks constitute sexual harassment when (1) such conduct persists despite its rejection, or (2) when made to a subordinate who might reasonably fear that their position would be jeopardized by such rejection.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants, and alert appropriate authorities if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, and any HBES contracted facility.

International Conference on the Evolution of Religion: call for papers by June 1st

The 2nd International Conference on the Evolution of Religion
November 12-15, 2017, Tamaya Hyatt Regency Resort,
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, USA
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Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies: call for abstracts

The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies 2017, 4th annual conference  will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland between September 20-22, 2017.

The submission deadline for posters and oral presentations is on 5 June 2017. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words excluding title, author names and affiliations. Abstracts should be written in English. Text should be organized into four sections: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

All the information about the Conference is available at