About Us

ESHE, the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, promotes the broad field of research which investigates how humans evolved both biologically and culturally. Contributing disciplines typically include hominin palaeontology and palaeogenetics; comparative and functional studies of extant primates, using both morphological and molecular evidence; palaeolithic archaeology; and applied studies of stable isotopes, dating, taphonomy, palaeoecology and palaeogeography.


ESHE aims to stimulate communication and scientific cooperation between scientists, and to improve public understanding of human evolution. Core activities of the society will be:
  1. to organize yearly meetings, with a scientific programme, as well as a public-outreach event,
  2. to encourage and help develop international and interdisciplinary research proposals and projects, and
  3. to initiate and support activities which increase the public and political visibility of human evolution studies.


The European Society for the study of Human Evolution is registered as a non-profit organization. You may find the official statutes of the society in [English (translated)] and [German (original)]. ESHE is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.


The ESHE Board is voted upon by members of the society. Each regular board member serves a two-year term. ESHE Board Officers are voted upon every three years. The next election of Board Officers and regular board members will take place during the Annual meeting in September 2017.

ESHE Board Members

Board Officers
Jean-Jacques Hublin, President
Wil Roebroeks, Vice President
Gerhard Weber, Treasurer
Marie Soressi, Secretary
Shannon McPherron, Adjunct Secretary
Regular Board Members
Philipp Gunz
Katerina Harvati
María Martinón Torres
Trine Kellberg Nielsen
Karen Ruebens
Geoff Smith
Andrew Sorensen
Thomas Terberger

Ombudspersons
Sabine Gaudzinski
Paul O'Higgins

Past Board Officers

Fred Spoor, Adjunct Secretary
Thomas Terberger, Treasurer

Past Regular Board Members

Anne Delagnes
Maria Martinón-Torres
Harold Dibble
Paul O'Higgins
Christophe Falguères
Michelle Langley
Paul O'Higgins

 

Chris Stringer
Svante Pääbo
Katerina Harvati
Chris Stringer
Jean-Marie Hombert
Maria Teschler-Nicola

Founding Members

Juan Luis Arsuaga
José María Bermúdez de Castro
Anne Delagnes
Harold Dibble
Christophe Falguères
Sabine Gaudzinski
Philipp Gunz
Katerina Harvati
Jean-Marie Hombert
Jean-Jacques Hublin
Maria Martinón-Torres
Shannon McPherron
Paul O’Higgins

 

Svante Pääbo
Philip van Peer
Wil Roebroeks
Friedemann Schrenk
François Semah
Marie Soressi
Fred Spoor
Chris Stringer
Jiri Svoboda
Thomas Terberger
Maria Teschler-Nicola
Gerhard Weber