Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology: Possible Futures

This event was held on 3 November 2016 in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in celebration of the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

What are the possible futures for Biological Anthropology? What can Biological Anthropology offer to the future of humanity?

The event brought together four leading researchers from across the field to explore the challenges faced by Biological Anthropology today. Different visions were presented through a series of short talks from distinguished scientists:

Professor Charlotte Roberts (Archaeology, University of Durham, President of BABAO), Dr Peter D. Walsh (Primatology, Epidemiology, University of Cambridge) and Dr Rebecca Sear (Anthropology, Demography, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Co-founder of EHBEA). Following the short talks, Professor Robert A. Foley (Human Evolution, University of Cambridge) acted as a discussant. The event was hosted and introduced by Dr Alex Alvergne and Dr Nick-Marquez-Grant (Oxford). 

Introduction by Dr Alex Alvergne and Dr Nick-Marquez-Grant (Oxford)

 

Presentation by Professor Charlotte Roberts (Durham)

 

Presentation by Dr Peter D. Walsh (Cambridge)

 

Presentation by Dr Rebecca Sear (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

 

Discussion by Professor Robert A. Foley (Cambridge)

 

 

Special Lecture by Dr Peter D. Walsh

 

Ahead of the Possible Futures event, Dr Peter D. Walsh (Primatology, Epidemiology, University of Cambridge) gave a special lecture on the morning of 3 November 2016 entitled 'Ebola emergence is predictable'.

 

 

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