LINGUIST List 32.2005

Wed Jun 09 2021

Summer Schools: Doorway to Human History / Online

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 07-Jun-2021
From: Annika Tjuka <>
Subject: Doorway to Human History / Online
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Host Institution: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Dates: 16-Aug-2021 - 27-Aug-2021
Location: Online, Online, Germany

Focus: Linguistics, Archaeology, Archaeogenetics, Soft Skills
Minimum Education Level: MA

Discover with us the potential of collaboration and scientific cooperation by taking part in scientific methods seminars, workshops, case studies, and so much more!

Date: August 16th to 27th, 2021
Application deadline: June 25th, 2021
Registration fee: Free
Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Format: Online

Our teachers are mainly doctoral students and will teach you theoretical knowledge about their field, the methods they use, and the soft skills they have developed. The school will be held online from August 16 to 27, 2021. The first week will consist of lectures introducing the main aspects of archaeology, archaeogenetics, as well as linguistic and cultural evolution. In the second week, the focus will be on case studies illustrating interdisciplinary projects that combine all three fields in a geographical area (e.g. Southeast Asia). Workshops on scientific methods (e.g., Bayesian phylogenetic linguistics) and soft-skill courses (e.g., LaTeX, graphics, research ethics) will be scheduled over the two weeks. Each day will consist of 3-4 courses from 9 am to 5 pm (CEST) with breaks in between. There will be no parallel sessions so that you are able to attend all of the courses!

Furthermore, you will hear three invited keynote talks from distinguished researchers and listen to a round table discussion between three senior scientists from our institute. The program is rounded off by social events in the evening where you can chat with fellow students, teachers, and the organizing team. To receive course credit for the summer school, you will need to prepare a poster on a topic of interest and present it at our poster session on the last day of school.

Keynote Speakers:
- Balthasar Bickel
- Eva Rosenstock
- Christina Warinner

Round Table Panelists:
- Mary Walworth
- Katerina Douka
- Wolfgang Haak

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                      Cognitive Science
                      Genetic Classification
                      Historical Linguistics
                      Language Documentation

Registration: 07-Jun-2021 to 25-Jun-2021
Contact Person: Annika Tjuka

Registration Instructions:

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