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PTNCE 22

8th Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies

Registration is open.

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Date: September 14-17, 2022
Location: Gdańsk, Poland / online
The conference is addressed to:

academic community, students and postgraduate students

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About the Conference

The 8th conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (PTNCE’22) is thrilled to welcome academics from across the world to Gdańsk, Poland.

The PTNCE conference is a periodical, international meeting bringing together a wide range of scholars who use the evolutionary framework in their research. This is a truly interdisciplinary event, as the guests have remarkably diverse backgrounds, such as anthropology, archaeology, behavioral sciences, linguistics, psychology, and primatology.

This year, the conference is organized by a group of scientists who are very much devoted to the idea that applying evolutionary perspectives to studying the mind is essential for understanding human behavior. The PTNCE’22 program will include plenary lectures by leaders in the field, including: Peter Jonason from the University of Padua and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Šárka Kaňková from Charles University in Czech Republic, Chris Kuzawa from Northwestern University, and Wojciech Załuski from Jagiellonian University in Poland.

The PTNCE'22 is a hybrid event. We would love for you to attend in person if you can. However, our online option allows for remote participation.

The conference is organized by the Center for Research on Biological Basis of Social Behavior at SWPS University in Sopot and the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk, in cooperation with the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies.

For more information, visit the Society's website, and see the previous conference program.

Visual (Face) Stimuli Workshop with Dr. Sonja Windhager

A one-day workshop on visual (facial) stimuli creation and computation will be held just before the PTNCE 2022 conference. Dr. Sonja Windhager (Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna) will explain how to create visual stimuli useful for research at the intersection of cognition and biology. She will also demonstrate how to measure them effectively using TPS software (based on the Geometric Morphometric approach).

The workshop will include three sessions: taking photos, landmark positioning, and shape analysis.

Learn more about the software HERE.

Date and time: 14.09.2022, 9:00-16:00 (including lunch break)

Maximum number of participants: 30

Registration: via the conference registration form (registration opens on July 15)

Accomodation Tips

The conference will take place in the quarters of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk. The faculty is located in the business center district of Gdańsk - Oliwa. The university campus is well-connected with other districts of Gdańsk and nearby seaside cities like Sopot and Gdynia (together known as the Tricity). You will have an opportunity to enjoy the picturesque Oliwski Park and the beaches of the Baltic Sea located nearby, and visit many historically significant sites.

The light rail (called SKM) will easily take you anywhere in the Tricity area, which means great flexibility in finding accommodation. As long as you remain near any SKM station, traveling between the conference venue and your hotel will be hassle-free. We recommend several hotels in close proximity to the University of Gdańsk, where we have secured special rates for the conference participants.

Recommended Hotels

Town Hall (Ratusz) hotel in Gdańsk Oliwa – situated in a walking distance (20 minutes) from the conference venue. Our Keynote Speakers will stay in this hotel.

The building overlooks the famous Oliwski Park. It is a quaint and charming hotel, with limited availability. You can check for vacancies and contact the Town Hall (Ratusz) hotel via their website. This venue will allow attendees to stay in proximity to key conference guests and enjoy delicious breakfast in their company.

Hampton by Hilton***, located in a walking distance (15 minutes) from the conference venue. While booking your room, please use a code: PTNCE, to obtain a 10% discount for conference participants. The hotel offers accommodation with continental breakfast. For details please visit the hotel website.

Arkon Park Hotel****, located in a walking distance (15 minutes) from the conference venue. To obtain a special rate of PLN 315.00/per night (including continental breakfast), please mention that you will be attending the PTNCE conference at the University of Gdańsk. For more information, visit the website.

About the City of Gdańsk

Gdańsk, known as the “Pearl of the North” is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is not only the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, but also a vibrant and beautiful city. Its thousand-year history, perfectly preserved fortifications, and interesting harbor architecture make Gdańsk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations. The city’s location at the crossroads of many important communication routes makes it easily accessible by plane, train or car.

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We are looking forward to seeing you in Gdańsk and we hope that you will enjoy your stay here.

Important Dates:

July 10, 2022
submissions deadline for:
- symposia
- seminars
- flash talks
- posters

July 15, 2022
acceptance announcements
registration opens


Registration Deadline:

August 31, 2022

Registration Fees:

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEES

On site:

First 40 students
(PTNCE members & non-members)
dinner on the beach included 0 PLN (0 EUR)

remaining PTNCE Student Members 430 PLN (approx. 92 EUR)
PTNCE Regular Members 670 PLN (approx. 144 EUR)

Non-member Students 480 PLN (approx. 103 EUR)
Non-members Regular 770 PLN (approx. 165 EUR)


On-line:

First 40 students
(PTNCE members & non-members)
dinner on the beach included 0 PLN (0 EUR)


remaining PTNCE Student Members 50 PLN (approx. 11 EUR)
PTNCE Regular Members 100 PLN (approx. 22 EUR)


Non-member Students 75 PLN (approx. 17 EUR)
Non-members Regular 150 PLN (approx. 33 EUR)

The payment should be made in Polish Zloty (PLN).

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Preliminary Program

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Plenary Speakers

Peter Jonason
 
Peter Jonason
Holds the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Padua and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. He is most known for his work on the Dark Triad traits— he is in the top 2% of social and personality psychologists in terms of citations. In 2014 he won the IgNobel award in psychology for showing that the traits might be associated with a tendency to occupy a night-time niche. Much of his work is adaptationist and psychometric investigations of how the traits are associated with functioning in interpersonal relationships (e.g., relationship choices), cross-cultural patterns, and social (e.g., prejudice) and intrapersonal (e.g., happiness) consequences. His research also focuses on how people solve mate shortages, how they make decisions in the initial courtship stages and cyberpsychology. His website is www.peterjonason.com (and his dog’s name is Pedro).
Sarka Kankova
 
Šárka Kaňková
Is an Assistant Professor of theoretical and evolutionary biology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Her research interests include various aspects of human reproduction. Šárka studies the effects of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii on human reproductive biology, including secondary sex ratio, child development, and fertility. Currently, her research focuses on the adaptive function of the behavioral immune system during pregnancy, especially longitudinal changes in disgust sensitivity during pregnancy, and determinants that could be related to these changes - immune system activity and hormonal changes.
Christopher Kuzawa
 
Christopher Kuzawa
Is a Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Fellow with the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. His research explores developmental influences on adult biology and health, the psychobiology of human fatherhood, non-genetic forms of biological inheritance, and the energetics and evolution of the human brain. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he co-directs the Health Inequality Network of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group.
Wojciech Załuski
 
Wojciech Załuski
Is a professor, specializing in legal and moral philosophy, affiliated with the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He authored numerous books (including The Limits of Naturalism: A Game-theoretic Critique of Justice as Mutual Advantage, Evolutionary Theory and Legal Philosophy, Game Theory in Jurisprudence, Law and Evil: the Evolutionary Perspective, and The Insanity Defense: A Philosophical Analysis) and articles on legal, moral and political philosophy, moral psychology and philosophy of science.
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Organizers

  • SWPS University logo
  • Polskie Towarzystwo Nauk o Człowieku i Ewolucji logo
  • logo center for research on biological basis of social behavior
  • University of Gdansk logo

Partners

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  • Logo hotelu Ratusz BB
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Sponsor

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Organizing Committee

  • Aleksandra Szymków, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University
  • Jacek Wiewiorowski, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk
  • Natalia Frankowska, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University
  • Aleksandra Tołopiło, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University
  • Katarzyna Gałasińska, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University
  • Katarzyna Kowalczyk, Global Public Health Network
  • Małgorzata Biesiadecka, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University
  • Gniewomir Jachlewski, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University
  • Jakub Zgutka, Institute of Psychology, SWPS University

Supporting Committee

  • Bogusław Pawłowski, President of PTNCE
  • Ula Marcinkowska, Jagiellonian University
  • Kasia Pisański, University of Wroclaw

Location

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk, Jana Bażyńskiego 6, 80-309 Gdańsk, Poland