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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

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

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


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.

Schedule for the Core Seminar Week on “Paleoanthropology”

Click here to download the schedule for the Core Seminar Week on “Paleoanthropology”, November 12–16, 2018. 

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.

Supplementary Seminars: Statistical Rethinking

"Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course Using R and Stan" is a course offered by Richard McElreath (MPI EVA, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology & Culture) for 10 weeks (20 lectures) between Dec 3, 2018, to Mar 1, 2019. The lectures take place on Mondays and Fridays from 10 to 11 am in the 4th floor seminar room.
Please write to Sabrina Walter for registration.

December 3/7: The Golem of Prague (Modeling and probability theory)
December 10/14: Geocentric Models (Regression 1)
Jan 7/11: Spurious Waffles & Causal Terror (Regression 2)
January 14/18: Ulysses Compass (Overfitting and information criteria)
January 21/25: Conditional Manatees (Interactions)
January 28/Feb 1: Markov chain Monte Carlo / Maximum entropy & GLMs
February 4/8: Generalized Linear Model
February 11/15: Models with Memory (Multilevel models 1)
February 18/22: Adventures in Covariance (Multilevel models 2)
February 25/Mar 1: Missing Values & Measurement Error / Generalized Linear Madness (models beyond the GLM(M) framework)

See here for additional information.


Thursday, November 22, 1 pm, Liran Samuni (Department of Primatology): Underlying mechanisms of cooperation in wild chimpanzees.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 1 pm, Saskia Isabelle Glocke (Department of Evolutionary Genetics): Improving Methods for the Extraction of DNA from Ancient Bones, Teeth and Sediments.

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