Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior, physical anthropology is also a social science. The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has an international membership of over 1,700. The Association's annual meetings draw more than a thousand scientists and students from all over the world.

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

Submitted 30 September 2014 by Pablo Nepomnaschy

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Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

On behalf of the DOHaD 2015 Organising Committee and the host institutions - MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the MRC/UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit at the University of Cape Town - I invite you to attend the 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

This will be the first World Congress on DOHaD to be hosted in Africa. The Congress will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa ...


Submitted 23 September 2014 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Morphometrics in R

Transmitting Science offers a new course, "GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS IN R ".

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. JULIEN CLAUDE ((Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, France).

DATES: January 26-30, 2015; 35 hourse on-site. End early registration: October 31.

PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.

More information: or writing to [email protected]

Concepts in geometric morphometrics will be taught using a series of original data sets and ...

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Meeting (March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona)

Submitted 21 September 2014 by Charles Nunn

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The Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health (EMPH) is expanding its mission to sponsor a new Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health.

The inaugural meeting for the Society will be March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona, in collaboration with the Arizona State University Center for Evolution and Medicine (

Plenary speakers will include: • Harvey Fineberg, Institute of Medicine • Stephen Stearns, Yale University • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, UCLA • Sir Peter Gluckman, University of Auckland • Ann Demogines (Omenn Award Winner), BioFire Diagnostics • Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University

Full information is available at, including ...

Pollitzer Student Travel Awards 2015

Submitted 20 September 2014 by Anthony Di Fiore

Deadline: December 1, 2014 (new!)

The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. They are named in honor of William S. Pollitzer, a Human Biologist who taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AAPA.

Qualifications: This award is open to all AAPA members in good standing (undergraduate and graduate) who are students and attending the annual meeting. You do NOT have to present a paper or poster to compete or receive an award. In order to be ...

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!

Submitted 18 September 2014 by Ed Hagen

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NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)

GRFP is also ...

CARTA Symposium: Domestication and Human Evolution

Submitted 16 September 2014 by Ingrid Benirschke-Perkins

Join the live webcast! "Domestication and Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, October 10th (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time), co-chaired by Robert Kluender (UC San Diego) and Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley).

The domestication of other species has played an undeniably central role in the evolution of modern humans, and in our planetary dominance and success. In view of this fact, researchers have over the years investigated the genetic underpinnings and the anatomical, neural, physiological and behavioral consequences ...

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