Synapse Trans-Disciplinary Seminar Series

Synapse Trans-Disciplinary Seminar Series

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 01 January 2020
12.00pm–12.00pm

Venue

Online Seminar - Join via Zoom

Speaker

Multiple Speakers

Contacts

CHL Communication and Outreach Team

Synapse Trans-Disciplinary Seminar Series by the School of Culture, History & Language

Synapse is a monthly series of trans-disciplinary seminars hosted since 2019 by the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. The seminars showcase the research of scholars committed to exploring questions about human history that emerge at the intersection of multiple disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, cultural evolution and ontogeny, genetics, history, linguistics, palaeoecology and philosophy.

Presentation and participation in the seminar contribute to the development of a community of trans-disciplinary practice, building on networks that integrate ANU researchers with national and international colleagues. Synapse seminars are presented live but also recorded and made available here for those unable to participate in the initial event.

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Upcoming Events

12/04/2021 - Palaeodemographic advances and potential applications in the Pacific region

Clare McFadden

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Previous Events

01/03/2021 - Leadership and its Social Correlates in Contact-Era New Guinea

Paul Roscoe

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7/12/2020 - The Interplay of Headhunting, Pacification and Epidemic Diseases Among the Marind-Anim

Dr John Richens

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30/11/2020 - Innovation as Process: A Social Archaeological Approach

Associate Professor Cate Frieman

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16/11/2020 - Comparative Cultural Psychology – Envisioning a Research Program

Professor Daniel Haun

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26/10/2020 - Children's Language Learning and the Making of Human Lifeworlds

Professor Alan Rumsey

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12/10/2020 - Relatively Speaking: The Cultural Evolution of Kinship Diversity

Dr Fiona Jordan

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28/09/2020 - Language Diversification Through a Biogeography Lens

Dr Hannah Haynie

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24/08/2020 - Dealing with Sahlins’ Legacy: What criteria for a Comparison of Past and Present Sociopolitical Systems in Melanesia?

François-Xavier Faucounau

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This seminar was not recorded

27/07/2020 - Speculation Made Material: Experimental Archaeology & Maker’s Knowledge

Dr Adrian Currie

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29/06/2020 - The earliest sea voyages to Australia: Maps, models, and anecdotes from the field

Dr Shimona Kealy

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30/01/2020 - Unravelling human history with ancient DNA

Dr Ray Tobler

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29/11/2019 - Trans-Disciplinary thinking and teamwork: Reflections on the successes and challenge of two major ARC-Funded Programs spanning the natural sciences and humanities

Dist. Prof. Richard (Bert) Roberts

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30/09/2019 - Signal and Process: reconstructing language histories in Melanesia

Dr Bethwyn Evans

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12/08/2019 - Cooking across time and space: Food and language in the Amazigh/Berber area (Africa)

Prof. Amina Mettouchi

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08/07/2019 - Words and Genes as Windows on our Past

Prof. Russell Gray

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27/06/2019 - The Dynamics of Language Diversity

Prof. Nick Evans

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31/05/2019 - Genetics and Geography: Using genomic data to infer fine-scale population structure and population history

Assoc. Prof. Stephen Leslie

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29/04/2019 - Deep Histories - A trans-disciplinary approach to the past

Assoc. Prof. Chris Ballard

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25/03/2019 - What expertise do you need to be an effective transdisciplinarian?

Prof. Gabriele Bammer

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25/02/2019 - Interactional Foundation of Language: The Interaction Engine hypothesis

Prof. Stephen Levinson

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