Who can join?

We encourage membership from:

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from any academic discipline relevant to cultural evolution

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Graduate and undergraduate students

from any academic discipline relevant to cultural evolution

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Professionals and practitioners

who are driving positive cultural change in society

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Members of the public

with an interest in cultural evolution who would like to support this rapidly growing field

We work to keep our membership culturally diverse, in terms of nationality, ethnicity, socio-economic status and other dimensions.

Benefits of membership

  • Reduced CES conference registration fees
  • Receive news and announcements about society activities
  • Eligibility to apply for CES funding and awards, e.g. the Richerson Award for best dissertation, the New Investigator Award, workshop grants
  • Vote in elections and participate in management of the society
  • Access Applied Working Groups and other CES-supported activities


Standard Student Concession
1 year $45 $25 $25
3 year $112 $62 $62

All prices are in US Dollars. Please see below for eligibility details of Concession and Student membership categories.

Sign up or Renew Membership

Note: Payment is via Paypal but no Paypal account is needed. You can pay with a debit or credit card.

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Open Membership


Standard membership is open to all.

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Limited Eligibility Membership


Registered students are eligible for reduced membership fees. During the application you will be asked for details of your degree and the name and contact information for your advisor, supervisor or other contact person representing the degree.

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Special Request Membership


Applicants who are retired, unemployed, underemployed, or who live in low- or middle-income economies countries may request a partial reduction of membership fees, called a 'concession.' During the application you will be asked to state the reason for your concession request in brief in a small text box.

Note: The Cultural Evolution Society reserves the right to refuse an application for membership. More details can be found in the Cultural Evolution Society constitution, available from the Policies section of our website.