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Phylogenetic Comparative Methods in Human Culture "人类文化的系统发育比较方法"研讨会

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Lanzhou University

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The workshop will lead a discussion on the application of phylogenetic comparative methods on inferring patterns of human linguistic and social evolution (e.g. ancestral states, directional evolution, tempo and mode of evolution). The talks will be followed by a course on phylogenetic comparative methods using R and BayesTraits software, conveyed by Dr Thomas Currie.


本次研讨会主题为“系统发育比较方法在人类语言和社会进化(如原始状态、定向演化、演化模式和方向)的应用”。研讨会为期两天(4月22-23日),报告&练习课程交替进行(上午由speakers做报告,下午由 Dr.Thomas Currie讲授关于【如何在R和 BayesTraits软件中使用系统发育比较方法】的课程;

参加者需具备基本的R语言运用能力;

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Workshop Organizer

Dr Ruth Mace

Dr Ruth Mace is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at University College London, foreign expert recruited by the “the Thousand Talents Plan”, and the founder of Human Evolutionary Ecology Group at Lanzhou University. Her research applies Phylogenetic approaches to linguistic, cultural and bio-cultural evolution in Sino-Tibetan, sub-Saharan African, Austronesian and European cultures. She is currently working on the evolutionary ecology of cooperation and kinship systems in China.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Thomas Currie

Dr Thomas Currie is an Associate Professor in Cultural Evolution at University of Exeter. His research applies phylogenetic approaches to study the political complexity in islands of South-East Asia and the Pacific, mode and tempo in the evolution of socio-political organization, and the evolution of Old World complex societies and warfare.

Dr Ting Ji

Dr Ting Ji is an Associate Research Fellow at the Ecology and Conservational Lab of Chinese Academy of Science. Her research applies phylogenetic approaches to the evolution of kinship systems among Sino-Tibetan cultures; She also studies the behavioural ecology of female-centered kinship of Mosuo population at Lugu Lake.


Dr Menghan Zhang

Dr Menghan Zhang is a Postdosctoral Research Associate of Evolutionary Linguistics in the State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering at Fudan Univiersity. Using the research methods of population genetics and computational biology, Dr Zhang studies the evolution of language and culture based on the population diffusion model. He uses complex system modeling and multi-agent simulation to study the evolutionary patterns and laws of languages in the population structure.


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+86 18393912112
Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Lanzhou University
222 Tianshui S Rd, Chengguan Qu,
Lanzhou, Gansu
China
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