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 will be held virtually September 22-25. We are in the process of finalizing the details for this meeting, but we know for now that it will work very similarly to last year's meeting. We are accepting paper submissions as of March 15th (remember to register first). Papers can be the form of standard presentations, Pecha Kucha presentations and posters. The presentations will be evaluated, and then a program will be formed. Approximately two weeks prior to the meeting, we will need all of the presentations uploaded to our meeting platform. Soon after we will open the platform for all registered meeting participants so that they can view the presentations prior to the on-line meeting. As with last year, we expect that we will also leave the presentations on our platform for a period after the meetings to give extra time to view them. Finally, the meeting will be free for all paid members of the society. Non-members can also participate by paying a 30 euro professional registration or a 15 euro student registration.

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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