European Society for the study of Human Evolution

The society promotes research into human biological and cultural evolution, by stimulating communication and cooperation between scientists, and raising public awareness and understanding. We host an annual meeting open to registered participants, and we publish the proceedings of these meetings as a series.

ESHE 2021 Meetings

The 2021 ESHE meeting is being held virtually and includes Podium and Pecha Kucha presentations as well as Posters. Presentations are pre-recorded and currently available on Google Classroom. The live interactive part will take place in the afternoons over three days, between September 22-24, and will include Podium and Pecha Kucha Elevator Pitches and discussions, as well as Poster discussion sessions. You can access the google platform with your ESHE credentials ( provided to all registered participants). Finally, do not miss the Virtual Keynote by Chris Stinger on the 21st of September 5- 6 PM CEST held in Zoom .

See you at the conference.

  • Here is the meeting program (PDF).
  • Here is the link for Google Classroom
  • Here are instructions on how to login
  • Here is the Elections Page
  • Here are the ESHE 2021 Abstracts .

  • ESHE and Paleoanthropology Society join forces in PaleoAnthropology journal

    Dear ESHE members,

    I am very happy to announce that, after several months of discussion, ESHE has joined forces with the Paleoanthropology Society to jointly sponsor and edit the online journal PaleoAnthropology, as part of our commitment to Open Science.

    There are no costs involved with publishing in PaleoAnthropology and all articles are open access, freely available to readers and authors. The journal has now been transferred to the Open Journal Systems (OJS), and is hosted on a new website at the University of Tübingen:

    Please note that the site is still evolving. It will soon have the entire back-issue archive available and open for new manuscript submissions. We plan two issues per year, in fall and spring, with regular articles in each as well as the meeting abstracts for both societies (ESHE in fall and Paleoanthropology Society in spring). Our ESHE 2021 abstracts will become available through the new journal website in September.

    Further information will be announced at our annual meeting. I look forward to seeing you all there and please consider PaleoAnthropology for submitting your best manuscripts!

    All the best,

    Katerina Harvati,

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