advancing cultural evolutionary studies


Our mission is to advance the research and applications of cultural evolutionary studies. We support all evolutionary approaches to the study of human and nonhuman animal culture.

Membership is open to all who share this as a basic research, teaching, or applied interest. The Cultural Evolution Society is committed to a broad, pluralistic and interdisciplinary perspective, which brings together all researchers applying evolutionary theory to the understanding of cultural inheritance and evolution.



Conference 2018 Website

The CES 2018 Conference website is LIVE. 

This 2nd CES Conference is being held in Tempe, Arizona, USA from October 22-24 2018. Registration, accommodation and abstract submission are all open.

Workshop Fund Applications

Funds for hosting small workshops are available. Please see all details on the dedicated Workshop Fund page.

The deadline for the second call will be Monday 1 October 17:00 UTC (12:00 EST).

It is expected that the next deadline will be early April 2019.