Human Diversity and Adaptation Meeting


Organized by the Oxford Bioanth Initiative and the Society for the Study of Human Biology, #HumanAdapt2017 aims to gather and connect researchers from a wide variety of fields. The meeting will be hosted in Oxford's University Museum of Natural History where scholars debated On the Origin of Species in 1860.

We invite research students and early-career researchers to submit abstracts for PechaKucha talks (20 slides x 20 seconds) and posters on topics including:

  • Human Evolution
  • Human Behavioural Ecology
  • Human Adaptation
  • Primatology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Evolutionary Neuroscience
  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Other fields related to the understanding of Human Diversity and Adaptation

An Open meeting

'HumanAdapt2017 is unique in that all repsentations are open to the geenral public with the ambition to explain, debate and learn about contemporary issues in Biological Anthropology.


The programme includes a diverse array of teaching, learning and exchange features, including the inaugural Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture on 3 November given by Prof. Melissa Parker (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), workshops on public engagement and peer review, a poster session, a PechaKucha talk session and a keynote address given by Prof. Robert Foley (University of Cambridge) on 4 November.

Further information.