Theories of Evolution in the Science of Man - Applying a network approach to the interdisciplinary transfer of ideas
July 02-03, 2010, Villa Eberhardt, Universitaet Ulm, Germany
It is assumed that tree models played a predominant role in theories of evolution of biological diversity and languages from the 18th century onwards. In the history of science, it has often been overlooked and neglected that concomitantly with the development of evolutionary theories, the idea of vertical transfer between languages, cultures, and, to a limited extent, between different species in biology, was developed, providing an alternative to the dominant pedigree model of human development. Based on empirical studies, the workshop will highlight theories and models of lateral transfer in biology, anthropology and linguistics. Papers submitted to the workshop are expected to consider historical developments by applying network models, with a special focus on personal, institutional and intellectual reticulation. Furthermore, papers on mutual interferences between the scientific disciplines are invited.
A publication of the contributions is planned.
Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) until March 31th to:
Thorsten Halling, M.A.
Project Coordinator BMBF-Research Unit "Classification and Evolution in Biology, Linguistics and the History of Science"
Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine
Phone: 0731 500-39901 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.evoclass.de
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