International conference: “Africa, the cradle of human diversity”

  • Datum:
  • Plats: Norbyvägen 14, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden Lecture hall: Friessalen
  • Föreläsare: 30 international speakers
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Carina Schlebusch
  • Kontaktperson: Cesar Fortes-Lima
  • Telefon: +46184712817
  • Konferens

Main Themes:
1. Early humans in Africa
2. Cultural transitions in Stone Age and Iron Age in Africa
3. The first human divergences: Khoe-khoe and San
4. Biomedical research in Africa
5. Northern African diversity
6. Western and West-Central African diversity
7. Eastern African diversity
8. Southern African diversity
9. African Islands

The International Conference, “Africa, the cradle of human diversity”, will explore crucial chapters of past and recent African history from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Conference contributions will span the fields of paleoanthropology, paleogenomics, evolutionary genetics, biological anthropology, archaeology, historical linguistics, and population genetics. The overarching goal of the conference is to assemble experts with multidisciplinary thinking to collaborate in new cross-bridging initiatives to study human diversity across Africa.