Past Meetup

SciCafe at Museum of Natural History: Mapping Evolution & Spread of Languages

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These are popular events, so it is important to get there early. The seats fill up fast. The actual lecture usually starts at around 7:00pm and goes until 8:00pm, then there is Q&A.

There are snacks and a cash bar at the event.

Enjoy cocktails, cutting-edge science, and conversation at this popular after-hours series.

SciCafe: Mapping the Evolution and Spread of Languages

Human languages first appeared between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago but the question of how languages spread and evolve is still under much investigation. Join Museum curators Peter Whiteley and Ward Wheeler to learn how advanced computational techniques, typically used in genetic analyses, are being repurposed to help understand anthropology, language shifts, and key patterns in human social evolution.

Note that the entrance for this event is on 77th street and is around the corner from the main entrance.