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 for board members will take place during the annual meeting in September, 2021. For board officers, the next election will take place during the annual meeting in September, 2023.
ESHE is committed to providing a safe space for all of our participants. Please read our policy statement and learn about our ombudspersons and their role in our society.