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2019-11-12

Craniofacial Adaptation to High Latitudes in Modern and Paleolithic Hominins

KLI Colloquium: Andrej EVTEEV (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow), 19 November, 5.00 pm.

2020-11-12

Craniofacial and mandibular variation in colonial populations of the southern Andes during the 16th to 19th centuries

KLI fellow Lumila Menéndez and colleagues find high diversity in the biology, culture, and diet of these populations.

2020-01-13

Cybernetics and the Rise of Molecular Biology: The Case of Jacques Monod

KLI Colloquium: Laurent LOISON (CNRS, Paris), 21 January 2020, 5.00 pm.

2018-06-05

Darwin’s Invisible Ink: How Ancestral Developmental Potential Facilitates Convergence and the Evolution of Novelty

KLI Colloquium: Rajendhran RAJAKUMAR (Harvard Medical School), 12 June, 2018, 3.00 pm.

2019-12-09

Dealing with Complexity in the Life Sciences

Call for Applications: 6th European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) “Dealing with complexity in the life sciences” at the KLI, September 7–11, 2020

2020-11-27

Dehumanization and Essentialism

KLI Colloquium: Maria KRONFELDNER (Central European University), 3 December 2020, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.

2019-10-08

Demography and Cultural Complexity

KLI Colloquium: Kim STERELNY (Australian National University, Canberra), 15 October 2019, 5.00 pm

2017-11-06

Dental Calculus as a Window into Ancient Diets and the Ecology of Paleolithic People

Robert C. Power (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig) is giving a talk on the role of diet of Neanderthals in their adaptation to Eurasia.

2017-10-25

Die Moral hinter der Gen-Schere

So einfach wie mit CRISPR/Cas9 konnte man noch nie genetische Veränderungen durchführen. Wissenschafter fordern eine demokratische Entscheidung darüber, wann die Technologie angewandt werden darf.

2020-12-18

Diversity lost: COVID-19 as a phenomenon of the total environment

When fellows in isolation joined forces to write together, we witnessed the birth of an unprecedented institution-wide collaboration

2021-03-25

Does baby size matter? Unexpected similarities in human and chimpanzee pelvises

Chimpanzees appear to possess similar obstetric adaptations in their pelvis as humans, despite giving birth to much smaller babies. KLI fellow Nicole Grunstra explains these findings under a facilitated variation hypothesis.

2018-11-12

Dynamics and Stability of Multicultures. A theoretical perspective based on Language Games.

KLI Colloquium: Harold de VLADAR (KLI), Thursday 15 November, 3.00 pm.

2018-08-31

EASPLS 2018 Abstract Booklet

The European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences will take place at the KLI from 10 to 14 September. The program and abstract booklet is now available!

2020-09-03

EASPLS 2020 – Mentoring Sessions

EASPLS Consortium is committed to support early career researchers working in the philosophy of the life sciences by offering virtual mentoring sessions (from 7 to 11 September 2020) on highly relevant topics for young researchers.

2020-06-22

Eco-Evo-Devo in Action: Parasite-Induced Morphologies in Ants

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Alice LACINY (KLI), 30 June 2020, 5.00 pm. To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2020-11-05

Ecological utopianism in Narodnik thought: Nikolay Chernyshevsky and the redemption of land

New paper by KLI fellow Marco P. Vianna Franco situates Nikolay Chernyshevsky's work in the history of ecological economic thought.

2020-11-11

Ecomorphological study of the cranial variation in prehistoric populations from Peru

New paper by Lumila Menéndez investigates the cranial variation in prehistoric populations from Peru.

2020-07-20

Elise Richter Grant for KLI Alumn Barbara FISCHER

Congratulations to KLI Alumn Barbara FISCHER (University of Vienna) who received an Elise Richter Grant by the Austrian National Fund (FWF) for her project "Why is childbirth so difficult in humans?"

2020-11-10

Emergence of scientific understanding in real-time ecological research practice

KLI fellow Luana Poliseli develops a nuanced account of scientific understanding grounded in ethnographic studies.

2019-02-25

Engineering Human Nature in the Paleolithic: Constructing the Niche of Shared Intentionality

KLI Colloquium: Ivan GONZALEZ-CABRERA (KLI), 12 March, 5.00 pm