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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 252
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

News

IMPRS LSHO calls for Application

The next application deadline for phd positions in the IMPRS LSHO at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is December 01, 2018. Online application is now open. Please click here for additional information.

Transferable Skills Course: Scientific Writing

The course "Scientific Writing" will be offerd by Linda Vigilant (MPI EVA) from November 5 to 9, 2018. More information will be provided soon.

Course Outline
This class focuses on how to effectively communicate scientific results with an emphasis on reading and analyzing both well-written and poorly-written published papers as a means towards understanding the elements of lucid and appealing scientific manuscripts. The course will count for one IMPRS credit point for students who attend and complete the assignments, but the course is suitable for all levels of experience and more experienced writers are especially helpful for the additional perspective they can provide.

Supplementary Seminars: A Brief Introduction into Statistics and R

"A Brief Introduction into Statistics and R" is provided by Roger Mundry and will take place for about an hour every day from November 26 to 30, 2018, 10 am to 2 pm.

Course Outline
The course gives a brief overview of what statistics are about and why we need them, and I shall also introduce the statistical program R. The course consists of a few lectures covering the very basics such as descriptive and inferential statistics and problems with the latter, data designs, and data preparation. In addition, there will be a practical part in which I'll give an introduction to R which explains the basic concepts. Given a sufficient amount of interest I shall treat a couple of (largely non-parametric) tests that will give participants the opportunity to practice R. This shall also cover some plotting and also a bit about how to write functions in R. The course takes at most five days, but probably we'll finish earlier.

Defences

Friday, October 19, 1 pm, Alexander Mielke (Department for Primatology): Social and cognitive complexity in sooty mangabeys and Western chimpanzees.

Friday, November 2, 1 pm, Leonardo Arias Alvis (Department for Genetics): Human population history of Northwestern Amazonia, Colombia.

For information on location, please see here.

The dates for the Core Seminar Weeks in 2018 are fixed.

Core Seminar Week: Functional Genomics and Paleogenomics
May 28 to June 1, 2018

Core Seminar Week: Comparative and Molecular Primatology
Dates: September 24 to 28, 2018

Core Seminar Week: Paleoanthropology
Dates: November 12 to 16, 2018