Federica Landi

Grant Type

Conference Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Institut Catala de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolucion Social (IPHES)

Grant number

Gr. CONF-923

Approve Date

March 8, 2023

Project Title

Landi, Federica (Institut Catala de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolucion Social (IPHES)) "A.H.E.A.D: Advances in Human Evolution, Adaptation & Diversity 2023"

The A.H.E.A.D conference aims to discuss recent advances in the field of human evolution and to spark debate about the academic framework in which research takes place, stimulating the participation of early-career individuals, and contributing to their professional development in the field. The conference will take place at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, and will focus on the most recent findings and methodologies in four specific areas in human evolution: humans and their environment, morphology, molecular anthropology, cultural anthropology. Work will be presented exclusively by early-career researchers through podium and open-public poster presentations. Each session will be followed by seminars about pressing issues in academic training, including: career paths beyond research, scientific dissemination, equality and diversity in academia, grant writing, mentoring in academia. The meeting will bring together researchers from different areas of human evolution and professionals in the broad scientific community to promote a new interdisciplinary and integrative look at human evolution research. With these premises, the conference is open to all academics but focused on early-career researchers, and will offer the opportunity to explore the diversity of paths, careers, and outcomes that evolutionary anthropology can offer as a discipline.