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PTNCE 22

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

Call for papers

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.

Call for Papers

The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies is excited to announce that call for papers is open for its 8th annual meeting. To apply, please complete the submission form below.

Submission Form

The conference committee will consider all abstracts, received by the published deadline, to ensure that the proposals are relevant to the conference.

We are accepting papers for four types of sessions:

  • Symposium: Focused sessions in which individual speakers present their research on a specific topic. Speakers should provide a range of perspectives and each speaker should have an opportunity to share their unique view. Symposia scheduled time: 90 minutes, including time for discussion.
  • Seminar: 20-minute individual oral presentations, accompanied by slides. Seminars should be delivered by the main project researcher and may include theoretical background, statistical analyses, research results, methods, and tools.
  • Flash talk: 5-minute individual oral presentations, accompanied by slides. Talks should be delivered by the main project researcher and may include empirical results, research methods and tools.
  • Poster presentations: Participants will have an opportunity to present the main aspects of their research on printed and/or digital posters (in PDF format). Both in-person and online presenters will be assigned a poster session where they will have an opportunity to discuss their research with interested attendees. Poster submissions should propose an empirical claim and report only on data collection and research analysis. Non-empirical research should not be submitted as posters.
  • Guidelines for posters: in-person participants will present their posters using a visual medium containing key excerpts from the papers, displayed on a 120 cm high x 86 cm wide free-standing bulletin board. Thus, the most convenient printed poster format is A0 in a vertical orientation. Online participants will present their posters in a PDF format via the ohyay platform. Please note that in-person attendees will present their posters both in print and via ohyay, therefore, the recommended orientation for digital posters is also vertical. Poster presentations should incorporate illustrative materials, such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text readable from three feet away (primary text font should be 20 points or larger, and heading font should be at least 30 points). Posters are assigned a session number and bulletin board number and are organized by keywords where possible.

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.

Widok Gdańska
City of Gdańsk

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

Important Dates:

April 22, 2022
abstract submissions open

May 31, 2022
submissions deadline for:
- symposia
- seminars
- flash talks

June 20, 2022
acceptance announcements
registration opens

June 30, 2022
submissions deadline for posters


Registration deadlines:

July 31, 2022
Early bird registration

August 31, 2022
General registration

Registration fees:

To be announced soon.

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.

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

  • GPHN logo

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