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The Past, Present and Future of the Human Niche project is a series of online events including lectures, Q&A sessions as well as insights from the foremost researchers, writers and media figures today.

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We will keep you updated with the latest news and event information so that you can join the live events from wherever you are in the world. For our live events we use the Zoom online meeting software.

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This project aims to reach a broad online audience of researchers, students and the informed public. It will bring together not only scholars across disciplines ranging from archaeology, anthropology and genomics to evolutionary biology, palaeoecology and medicine, but also those at the forefront of engaging with policy makers, media and the public.

We welcome you to participate. If you would like to contribute you can contact us or feel free to leave a comment.

Join our mailing list to keep up to date, or simply register for our next online event.

Coming up 2020


11feb4:00 pm5:00 pmJens-Christian SvenningJoin in Thursday, Feb 11 at 4pm CET for an online lecture/Q&A with Prof Jens-Christian Svenning titled “Late-Quaternary megafauna extinctions – the onset of human transformation of the biosphere”Register

18feb2:00 pm3:00 pmAndrea ManicaThursday, Feb 18 at 4pm CET for an online lecture/Q&A with Prof Andrea Manica - REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON

25feb2:00 pm3:00 pmKate JonesJoin in Thursday, Feb 25 at 2pm CET for an online lecture/Q&A with Prof Kate Jones titled “Our Planet, Our Health – Ecosystem approaches to forecasting zoonotic diseases”Register

11mar5:00 pm6:00 pmProf Melinda ZederJoin in Thursday, March 11 at 5pm CET for an online lecture/Q&A with Prof Melinda Zeder titled “Why Evolutionary Biology needs Anthropology: Domestication as a Model System for Evaluating Core Assumptions of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis”Register