To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both our modern self, and our past. Reflecting on the Academy’s Centenary Research Project From Lucy to Language, Professors Robin Dunbar FBA, Clive Gamble FBA and John Gowlett discuss how their research into the evolution of human cognition and social lives over the ages furthered our understanding of the relationship between mind and world.
For more information, please see the new Thames and Hudson book by Professors Dunbar, Gowlett and Gamble called "Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind" which summarises the research carried out with funds granted by the British Academy to mark its centenary.
About the speakers:
Robin Dunbar FBA is Professor of Evolutionary and Director of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group at the University of Oxford.
Clive Gamble FBA is a Professor at the University of Southampton, where he founded the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins.
John Gowlett is Professor of Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Liverpool.