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DySoC/NIMBioS Seminar Series

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) and NIMBioS host a series of seminars on topics related to social complexity. Monthly seminars will be held at NIMBioS in Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Light refreshments will be served in Room 205 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.

Click on video icons below to view recordings of past seminars: Video icon.

Date Speaker Topic
  Upcoming Seminars
Jan 22
Tuesday
Oleg Manaev, Political Science, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Reshaping social structure for legitimation of power in resurgent autocracy: The case of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine
  Past Seminars
Feb 14
Wednesday
Alex Bentley, Anthropology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Video icon. The acceleration of cultural evolution
Mar 19
Monday
Brandon Prins, Political Science, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Video icon. Pirate lands: Governance and maritime piracy
Apr 16
Monday
Garriy Shteynberg, Psychology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Video icon. Not by imitation alone: Collective learning as a psychological foundation of human evolutionary success
Aug 27
Monday
Todd Freeberg, Psychology, EEB, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Songbird social psychology: Flock complexity affects Carolina chickadee behavior
Sep 24
Monday
Damian Ruck, Anthropology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Video icon. Cultural prerequisites for democracy and economic development
Oct 15
Monday
Sergey Gavrilets, EEB, Mathematics, NIMBioS, UTK; DySoC Director; Anthropology, Oxford Univ. Video icon. Evolution of social complexity in non-human animals and humans
Nov 12
Monday
Aleydis Van de Moortel, Classics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DySoC Video icon. Understanding the rise and decline of complex society at prehistoric Mitrou, Greece, through practice theory and human agency

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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410
PH: (865) 974-8136
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Website: http://www.dysoc.org

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