EAS Quarterly Newsletter

Report from the Presidents

Hello EAS Members,

The school year is winding down, but the field season is just beginning. Here are a few updates and announcements to get you up to date with what’s happening at the Evolutionary Anthropology Society.

EAS Elections

It’s time to vote for your next set of EAS representatives. AAA elections are currently open but close on May 31st. Just go to americananthro.org and click on the red voting box icon on the right for instructions. Don’t forget to vote!

AAA Annual Meeting

The EAS Program Committee has been hard at work organizing the EAS sessions for this fall’s AAA meetings. Thanks to all of you who submitted sessions or abstracts—the program is shaping up to be one of the largest we have ever had, with some terrific talks and roundtables. Stay tuned for more details later in the summer!


EAS membership now stands at about 180, rather below the 225 that the AAA considers healthy. Falling membership is an AAA wide issue, however. We created a list of about 1,000 people who have belonged to the EAS over the last decade, and wrote them encouraging them to rejoin. Please consider encouraging your students and colleagues to join as well.

Web Site

Bret Beheim is our new Web Master and will have a snazzy new website up and running shortly.

Pete Richerson, President

Mary Shenk, President-Elect

Ray Hames, Past President

Upcoming Dates & Points of Action

Abstract submission is now open for the 4th conference of the Polish Society for Human & Evolution Studies. The conference will be hosted by Jagellonian University, Krakow, one of the best places in Europe for human evolutionary research (Grazyna Jasienska’s group is there). The conference will be held 20-22 September.

Two new fully funded PhD studentships at the University of Auckland closing date 15 June 2017. You will find more information here.

Call for Proposals: Health and Well-Being in AnthroNews. Deadline June 1st for Health Series.

Register for HBES 2017 in Boise, Idaho. For more information click here.

For the latest job postings please see our Facebook and Twitter Page (button links below).

Rose McDermott is editing a special edition of Evolutionary Psychology on evolutionary psychology and politics, accepting relevant manuscripts. Email her for more information at rmcdermott21@gmail.com

The Cultural Evolution Society is hosting their inaugural conference in Jena, Germany 13-15 September 2017. For a list of plenary speakers and to register click here.

Call for nominations - Parkes Foundation Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture 2017 - deadline is 2nd of June 2017. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome and must be accompanied by a CV (2 pages A4 max in Ariel Font size 12) and should be emailed to Dr Alex Alvergne (alexandra.alvergne@anthro.ox.ac.uk) and Dr Simon Underdown (sunderdown@brookes.ac.uk).The closing date for nominations is the 2nd of June 2017 and the lecture will take place on Friday 3rd November 2017 followed by a drinks reception at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Parkes Foundation will contribute to travel and accommodation of the speaker.

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