Invited Lectures

Atkinson, Q. D. (2017). Computational Phylogenetics (Working with Trees): Bayesian Inference of Language Phylogenies, part of the New Methods in Digital Historical Linguistics at the International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonia, TX, 30th July, 2017

Atkinson, Q. D. (2016). Cultural Diversity in the Light of Evolution, Human Evolutionary Biology Department, Harvard University, 28th March, 2016.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2015). Religion as a cultural adaptation in the Pacific. Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand, 14th December, 2015.

Harre, N. & Atkinson, Q. D. (2015). Psychology for a Sustainable Future. Psychology Day, Auckland University of Technology, 14th November 2015.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2015). Religiosity and expanding the cooperative sphere in Kastom and Christian villages on Tanna, Vanuatu. Religion in the Text and on the Ground, Cultural Evolution of Religion Consortium (CERC) Plenary, Montreal, Canada, 8th-10th May, 2015.

Atkinson, Q. D., Passmore, S. & Rookias, R. (2014). Quantifying the legacy of cultural ancestry in the 21st century. Evolutionary analysis beyond the gene, Theo Murphy Meeting, Kavli Royal Society International Centre, UK, 17th-18th November, 2014.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2014). Genes, languages and the human colonization of the globe. Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, 33rd workshop of the International School of Ethology “What made us human? Biological and cultural Evolution of Homo sapiens”, Erice, Sicily, ITALY, 14th-19th October, 2014. http://www.erice2014humanevo.it/

Atkinson, Q. D. (2014). Phylogeographic inference in Australia. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Paris, 21st October 2014.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2014). Phylogeographic inference in Australia. Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris, 7th October 2014.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2014). Is God an Adaptation? Reason and Science Society, University of Auckland, 19th August, 2014.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2013). The evolution of language and culture through time and space. Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris, 27th June 2013.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2013). The evolution of language and culture through time and space. Estonian BioCentre, University of Tartu, Estonia, 5th June 2013.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2013) Tracing human cultural ancestry. International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 27th–29th May, 2013.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2013) The evolution of religion. Talking Science, University of Auckland, 30th April 2013.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2012). The ghost of cultures past. Using Bayesian comparative techniques to model social and behavioural evolution, Royal Society Fellows International Scientific Seminar, Kavli Royal Society International Centre, UK, 10th-11th December, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2012). Quantifying language change. Linguistic Students Society, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 4th October, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2012) Language change in time and space. Auckland Bioengineering Institute, Auckland, New Zealand, 31st July, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2012). Using language to trace cultural ancestry. Culture, Cognition and Co-evolution Lab, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada, 9th July, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D., Ostler, N., Erard, M. (2012) Saving Babel – Panel discussion (Isabel Hilton chair), HowTheLightGetsIn2012, Institute of Art and Ideas, Hay-on-Wye, UK, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2012) Language change in time and space. Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 4th June, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2012). Curious parallels: language, biology and art. Old Genes: Artists reading Len Lye. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 18th February, 2012.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2011) Modelling the expansion of languages. CNRS Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lyon, France, 15th December, 2011.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2011) Modelling the origin of Indo-European languages in time and space. Applied Language Studies and Linguistics Seminar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 26th October, 2011.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2011) Language change in time and space. Human evolution – plagues, pathogens and selection, Kavli Royal Society International Centre, UK, 8th-9th June, 2011.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2010) Charting cultural genealogies using language phylogenies: a Bayesian approach. Anthrotree workshop, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 3rd -6th June, 2010.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2010) The cultural evolution of human languages. Centre for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, 1st June, 2010.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2009) An evolutionary approach to studying cultural diversity. Anthropology Department, University of Oxford, UK, 10th December, 2009.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2009) The evolution of languages. Zoology Department, University of Bern, Switzerland, 12th April, 2009.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2008) Modeling the cultural evolution of religion. Department for the Study of Religion, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 18th December, 2008.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2008) Modeling cultural evolution. Religion, Cognition and Culture Group, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 27th November, 2008.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2008) Darwin’s Tower of Babel – the evolution of languages. JRF Seminar, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 4th June, 2008

Atkinson, Q. D. (2008) Tempo and Mode in Language Evolution. Complex Agent-Based Dynamic Networks (CABDyN) Seminar series, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 3rd June, 2008.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2008) Tempo and Mode in Language Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK, 19th February, 2008.

Atkinson, Q. D., Gray, R. D. and Drummond, A. J. (2008). Human population expansions, Bayesian skyline plots, mtDNA…and languages. Mathematical Genetics and Bioinformatics Group Seminar series, University of Oxford, 12th February, 2008.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2007). How old is the Indo-European language family? BA Festival of Science, York, 10th-14th September, 2007.

Atkinson, Q. D. and Gray, R. D. (2006). Language evolution and Mayan origins – a story of three Victorian best-sellers. Department of Anthropology, University College, London, UK, September, 2006.