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Events

The nominative case in Baltic
May 26, 2015 13:30
Speaker: Ilja Seržant (Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz & Vilnius University)
Work in Progress at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 /H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Abstract:
The paper is a semasiological study on the nominative case in the Baltic languages, including both syntactic and semantic aspects. This nominative case is "unusual" in many respects. It is morphologically marked in almost all declensions and numbers by dedicated affixes. At the same time, the nominative case is a necessary (non-nominative subjects in terms of syntax are virtually non-existent in Baltic) but not sufficient condition for subjecthood in Baltic, only its combination with verb agreement provides safe evidence. This is because the nominative case can also mark "direct" objects and time adverbials (I have been working for two days). Furthermore, different NP types if marked by the nominative have different degrees of correlation with subjecthood. In addition to subject-related functions, I discuss the functions of the nominative case with time adverbials and with nominative objects. Thus, nominative objects is a productive category in Latvian (in its debitive construction), exhibiting a number of non-subject properties but retaining the nominative case. As regards, nominative time adverbials, I claim that they – in contrast to their accusative alternates (in terms of a "differential time adverbials marking") – encode emphasis (cf. Frey 2010 on the notion) which I test on the basis of a multivariate analysis.

Contact:
Jessica Fiegert
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

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Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Luminescence- and Infrared-Radiofluorescence dating of Quaternary sediments – potential and challenges of dating sediments from various sedimentary environments and covering different time slices
May 27, 2015 11:00
Speaker: Dr. Tobias Lauer, Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG), S3: Geochronology and Isotope Hydrology
Talk at the Department of Human Evolution

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Location:
4th Floor Seminar Room (H4.10)

Contact:
Alyson Reid

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Rock art of forgotten people
May 28, 2015 15:30
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Reto Weiler (Dept. Neurobiology, University of Oldenburg & Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst)
Talk at the Department of Human Evolution

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Location:
4th Floor Seminar Room (H4.10)

Abstract:
The Kimberley region in northern Australia hosts one of the most remarkable and probably oldest rock art of the world. The distributed galleries display mostly humans in ceremonial acts, commonly termed as Bradshaw figures. The paintings are very detailed and abstract at the same time and simply of stunning beauty. Although the art tells us a lot about their living, nothing is known about the origin and the fate of the people who made these unparalleled rock art galleries. The few dating attempts suggest an age of over 35 000 years, but the lack of artifacts and the remoteness of the galleries have so far prevented further research leaving the origin of the paintings a mystery.

Contact:
Alyson Reid

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Mapping shared markers for a childhood liver disease across a Polynesian population
June 01, 2015 15:00
Speaker: Sophia Cameron-Christie (Clinical Genetics Group, Women´s and Children´s Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Anett Pechstein, +49 341 3550-504

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Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de

Inside and outside Africa, a genomic take on our whereabouts
June 02, 2015 11:00
Speaker: Luca Pagani (Division of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

An evaluation of software engineering in bioinformatics; buttons and text fields versus source code
June 03, 2015 13:00
Speaker: Christoph Knapp (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

How does an olfactory neuron pick its odorant receptor? Solitary odorant receptor genes as models for the study of the mechanisms behind this choice
June 05, 2015 11:00
Speaker: Andrea Degl'Innocenti (MPG Forschungsstelle Neurogenetik, Frankfurt/Main)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

Dissecting the genetic and epigenetic contributions to human phenotypic adaptation
June 12, 2015 11:00
Speaker: Lluis Quintana-Murci (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

Measures of maturation in early fossil hominins
June 26, 2015 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christopher Dean, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, UK
The Institute Seminar Series

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Location:
MPI-EVA, Lecture hall, 2nd floor

Abstract:
- 14:00 Christopher Dean: Measures of maturation in early fossil hominins

- 15:30 Discussion and soft drinks just outside the lecture hall


The earliest hominins were bipedal, had reduced canine size and some had bigger brains than living great apes. All this suggests a way of life that differed in many ways from great apes today. Evidence for the pace of growth in early hominins comes from preserved tooth microstructure. A record of incremental growth in enamel and dentine persists that allows us to reconstruct tooth growth and compare key measures of dental maturation with modern humans and living great apes. An important question is whether, among the first fossils attributed to early Homo, there was shift towards a more prolonged period of development and whether there was a slow modern human-like period of growth between the end of weaning and the beginning of puberty. If, despite their different way of life and diverse diets, these aspects of early hominin development were indistinguishable from either earlier australopiths and/or from living great apes then this must be interpreted in the context of their life history biology.


Some information on the speaker and a list of his publications can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cdb/research/dean


The series featuring external speakers takes place roughly every two months and typically on Friday early afternoons. There is one speaker per session who will speak for 60 minutes with up to 30 minutes for questions. Refreshments are provided at the end of the sessions. The committee organizing the seminar series consists of: Aida Andrés, Catherine Crockford, Paul Heggarty, Federico Rossano, Alexander Stoessel, Sandra Jacob and Jörg Noack. Please contact any of them with comments or suggestions.

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Genome Architecture Changes in Archaic and Modern Humans
July 10, 2015 11:00
Speaker: Rebekah Rogers (Department of Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

To be announced
September 11, 2015 14:00
Speaker: Clark Barrett, Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, USA
the Institute Seminar Series

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Location:
MPI-EVA, Lecture hall, 2nd floor

Abstract:
- 14:00 Clark Barrett: To be announced

- 15:30 Discussion and soft drinks just outside the lecture hall


Some information on the speaker and a list of his publications can be found at http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/barrett/


The series featuring external speakers takes place roughly every two months and typically on Friday early afternoons. There is one speaker per session who will speak for 60 minutes with up to 30 minutes for questions. Refreshments are provided at the end of the sessions. The committee organizing the seminar series consists of: Aida Andrés, Catherine Crockford, Paul Heggarty, Federico Rossano, Alexander Stoessel, Sandra Jacob and Jörg Noack. Please contact any of them with comments or suggestions.

Contact:
Sandra Jacob, -122 or -156

E-mail: instituteseminar[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de