Centre for Philosophy of Science Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab

Course Schedule

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March 11th – March 15th, 2013


Monday to Friday

MODULE 1

Macroevolution and the Major Transitions

MODULE 2

Language Evolution

MODULE 3

Symbiogenesis, LGT & Hybridization

09.00-11.00

Bruce Lieberman

William Croft

Douglas Zook

11.30-13.30

Folmer Bokma

Mónica Tamariz

Francisco Dionísio

15.30-17.30

Eörs Szathmáry *

Daniel Dor

Michael Arnold

Monday evening: 18.00-20.00: poster session with reception

* Canceled



School Booklet

Please download the School Booklet here.

 

School Schedule

Macroevoluton and the Major Evolutionary Transitions

Courses:
Bruce Lieberman - Paleontology and the Origin of Species: A Macroevolutionary Synthesis
Folmer Bokma - Using Present-day Species for Macroevolutionary Inferences

 

Language Evolution

Courses:
William Croft - Evolutionary Models meet Sociohistorical Linguistics
Mónica Tamariz - Computational and experimental models of the cultural evolution of language
Daniel Dor - The co-evolution of language and its speakers

 

Symbiogenesis, Lateral Gene Transfer and Virolution

Courses:
Douglas Zook - The Dominance of Symbiosis in the Biosphere
Francisco Dionísio
Michael Arnold -  Speciation and Reticulate Evolution: Case Studies of HGT, Hybridization and Viral Recombination


About the Courses

The School on Evolution provides cutting edge, interdisciplinary courses on biological and sociocultural evolution. From Monday to Friday, parallel sessions are organized whereby visiting staff provide a 10-hour course (2 hours a day) on his or her field of expertise.

All courses are taught at a level accessible to students in the exact, life, human and sociocultural evolutionary sciences. Students of evolutionary biology, microbiology, paleontology, evolutionary linguistics, evolutionary anthropology, and philosophy of biology will especially benefit from these courses.

For each course, students will be provided a mandatory reading list which will form the basis of lectures and discussions. There are neither examinations nor paper assignments.


Enrollment

The Winter School is open to (inter)national Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral students from all academic fields. Bachelor (licentiate) students can enrol as well, but they have to motivate their candidacy. You may choose to enroll for a specific module (therefore following a 30-hour course on the subject) or you may choose three courses of your specific interest. The registration fee is fixed, regardless the number of courses you choose. Go to registration.


Credits

Students from the University of Lisbon are able to receive official credits for attending the courses (3 per module, 1 per course). FCUL students will receive an official diploma supplement. Credits are provided based upon attendance. All other international participants will receive official certificates of attendance that will include the suggested credit amount attributed by the university to the enrolled students.

For each course, students will be provided a mandatory reading list which will form the basis of lectures and discussions. There are neither examinations nor paper assignments.


Poster Session

Enrolled students have the opportunity to present their work during a poster session. Information on how to sign up for the poster session can be found here.