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Nathalie Gontier is a researcher for the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under law 57/2016, and she is an Integrated Member of the Center for Philosophy of Sciences where, since 2012, she is the director of AppEEL – The Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab that was founded with the support of the John Templeton Foundation. She has a background in both Philosophy and Comparative Science of Cultures (Cultural Anthropology), and she holds a PhD in Philosophy of Science. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Nature Book Series Interdisciplinary Evolution Research, Associate editor for Evolutionary Biology, Advisory Editorial Board Member for Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, and Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology/Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. She seats on the permanent board of the Protolang Conference Series, she is a Member of the Third Way of Evolution, and a collaborator for the Astra project. Previously, she has been an Invited Associate Researcher for the Autonomous section for History and Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, a part-time Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Dutch Free University of Brussels (Belgium); with the support of the Marie Curie Actions under Framework 7 of the European Union, she has worked at the Division of Paleontology of the American Museum of Natural History (New York City, USA); she has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Portuguese Fund for Science and Technology; a Research Assistant for the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (Belgium); and a Research Fellow at the Austrian Konrad Lorenz Institute. Her publications include a monograph on theories on the origin and evolution of life that deviate from the standard paradigm (in Dutch), and she has edited several books and academic journals on topics of biological, linguistic and sociocultural evolution. Her personal website can be found at http://lisboa.academia.edu/NathalieGontier
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Nathalie Leslie S Gontier

Citation names

  • Gontier, Nathalie

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
D111-8722-E342
ORCID iD
0000-0001-6382-7740
Researcher Id
M-1751-2015

Websites

  • http://lisboa.academia.edu/NathalieGontier (Scholar)
  • https://www.springer.com/series/13109 (Professional)
  • http://appeel.fc.ul.pt (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics and Religion - History and Philisophy of Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences - Sociology - Anthropology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Dutch (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
German Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Education
Degree Classification
2002/10/01 - 2008/04/29
Concluded
Philosophy (Doutoramento)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
"The dynamics of language activity, an evolutionary reconstruction" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Greatest honours with congratulations of the jury
2002
Concluded
Department of Comparative Science of Culture (Licence)
Universiteit Gent Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Belgium
"Evolutionary epistemology" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Great honours
2001
Concluded
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Licence)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
"Secundum Praeter Universum Vivere - To live according to the monstrosities of the universe" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Greatest Honours
Affiliation

Science

2019/06/01 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2013/09/01 - 2019/05/31 Postdoc (Research)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2012/09/01 - 2013/08/31 Invited Auxiliary Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2012/09/01 - 2013/08/31 Principal Investigator (Research)
John Templeton Foundation, United States
2013/01/01 - 2013/06/30 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
2009/07/01 - 2012/08/31 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2002/10/01 - 2012/08/31 Researcher (Research)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Centrum voor Logica en Wetenschapsfilosofie, Belgium
2009/07/01 - 2011/06/30 Contracted Researcher (Research)
EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Belgium
2008/12/01 - 2009/06/30 Postdoc (Research)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2008/12/01 - 2009/06/30 Postdoc (Research)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2008/02/01 - 2008/04/30 Contracted Researcher (Research)
Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Evolutions und Kognitionsforschung, Austria
2002/10/01 - 2007/09/30 Research Assistant (Research)
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, Belgium

Teaching in Higher Education

2011/10/01 - 2012/08/31 Lecturer (University Teacher)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2019 - 2021 Strategic Project CFCUL - Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
UID/FIL/00678/2019
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2013 - 2019 Applied Evolutionary Epistemology: How can the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis be implemented into the socio-cultural domain?
SFRH/BPD/89195/2012
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2013 - 2018 Strategic Project CFCUL - Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa - UI0678
UID/FIL/00678/2013
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

FCiênciasID Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências
2012 - 2013 Implementing the Extended Synthesis in Evolutionary Biology into the Sociocultural Domain
36288
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
John Templeton Foundation
2012 - 2013 Conference support for Evolutionary Patterns
n/a
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
2009 - 2011 Evolutionary epistemology applied to universal symbiogenesis and universal punctuated equilibrium
EEUSUP/237331/FP7-PEOPLE
Post-doc Fellow
American Museum of Natural History, United States

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
European Commission
2009 - 2009 Conference Support for Darwin evaluated by contemporary evolutionary and philosophical theories
FACC/440.02/Proc. 09/1/171
Integration into Research Grant Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008 - 2009 An investigation into the different applications of an evolutionary epistemological, universal symbiogenesis and universal punctuated equilibrium approach for studies into the origin and evolution of language and culture
SFRH/BPD/43519/2008
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia
2008 - 2008 Epistemologizing evolutionary theories: Redefining evolutionary epistemology
191-1201820400
Research Fellow
Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Evolutions und Kognitionsforschung, Austria
Konrad Lorenz Institute
2008 - 2008 A Imagem na ciencia e na arte (The image in Science and Art)
PTDC/EAT/64201/2006
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia
2002 - 2007 The Dynamics of Language Activity - An Evolutionary Reconstruction
-
PhD Student Fellow
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Centrum voor Logica en Wetenschapsfilosofie, Belgium
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen
2002 - 2007 De dynamiek van taal - een evolutionaire reconstructie
OZR1350
PhD Student Fellow
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Centrum voor Logica en Wetenschapsfilosofie, Belgium
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - Current Mode and Tempo in Biological and Symbolic Evolution
DL57/2016/CP1479/CT0066
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa
2019 - Current Mode and Tempo in Biological and Symbolic Evolution
DL57/2016/CP1479/CT0066
Researcher

Other

Designation Funders
2011 - 2011 Travel award to attend the conference “A new practice of philosophy, Taking philosophy beyond disciplinary bounds.”
n/a
Researcher
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Serrelli, Emanuele; Gontier, Nathalie. Macroevolution: explanation, interpretation and evidence. Springer IDER Series. 2015.
  2. Gontier, N. Reticulate Evolution: Symbiogenesis, Lateral Gene Transfer, Hybridization and Infectious heredity. Springer IDER Series. 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-16345-1
  3. Marco Pina; Nathalie Gontier. The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates. Springer IDER Series. 2014.
    10.1007/978-3-319-02669-5
  4. Gontier, Nathalie; Mondt, Katrien. Dynamisch Inter( - en Trans)disciplinair TaalOnderzoek. De nieuwe taalwetenschappen. Academia Press Gent. 2006.
  5. Gontier, Nathalie. De oorsprong en evolutie van leven : 15 van het standaardparadigma afwijkende thesen. VUBPress. 2004.
Book chapter
  1. Facoetti, Marta; Gontier, Nathalie. "Psychic Unity". In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by Shackelford, T; Weekes-Shackelford V, 1-9. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2798-1
  2. Gontier, Nathalie. "On How Epistemology and Ontology Converge Through Evolution: The Applied Evolutionary Epistemological Approach". In The Map and the Territory, edited by Wuppuluri S; Doria F, 533-569. Springer International Publishing; The Frontiers Collection, 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-319-72478-2_30
  3. Nathalie, Gontier. "Pattern similarity in biologial, linguistic, and sociocultural evolution". In The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII). 2018.
    10.12775/3991-1.035
  4. Gontier, Nathalie; Bradie, Michael. "Acquiring Knowledge on Species-Specific Biorealities: The Applied Evolutionary Epistemological Approach". In The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy, 136-152. Routledge, 2017.
    10.4324/9781315764863-10
  5. Serrelli, Emanuele; Gontier, Nathalie. "Macroevolutionary Issues and Approaches in Evolutionary Biology". edited by Serrelli, Emanuele; Gontier, Nathalie, 1-25. 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-15045-1_1
  6. Gontier, Nathalie. "Reticulate Evolution Everywhere". edited by Gontier, Nathalie, 1-40. 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-16345-1_1
  7. Gontier, Nathalie. "Historical and Epistemological Perspectives on What Horizontal Gene Transfer Mechanisms Contribute to Our Understanding of Evolution". edited by Gontier, Nathalie, 121-178. 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-16345-1_5
  8. Gontier, Nathalie. "Uniting Micro- with Macroevolution into an Extended Synthesis: Reintegrating Life’s Natural History into Evolution Studies". edited by Serrelli, Emanuele; Gontier, Nathalie, 227-275. 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-15045-1_7
  9. Gontier, Nathalie; Pina, Marco. "Studying Social Communication in Primates: From Ethology and Comparative Zoology to Social Primatology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Evolutionary Linguistics". 1-28. 2014.
    10.1007/978-3-319-02669-5_1
  10. Gontier, Nathalie. "Introducing Universal Symbiogenesis". In Special Sciences and the Unity of Science, edited by O. Pombo et al., 89-111. Springer Netherlands, 2011.
    10.1007/978-94-007-2030-5_6
  11. Frank, Roslyn M.; Gontier, Nathalie; Frank, R; Gontier, N. "On constructing a research model for historical cognitive linguistics (HCL): Some theoretical considerations". In Historical Cognitive Linguistics, edited by Winters, M.E., Tissari, H. & Allan, K., 25-46. De Gruyter Mouton, 2010.
    10.1515/9783110226447.31
  12. Gontier, Nathalie. "How to identify the units, levels and mechanisms of language evolution". In The Evolution of Language - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (EVOLANG8), 176-183. 2010.
    10.1142/9789814295222_0023
  13. Gontier, N. "The origin of the social approach in language and cognitive research exemplified by studies into the origin of language". In Language and Social Cognition: Expression of the Social Mind, edited by Pishwa, H.. Mouton de Gruyter, Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, 2009.
    10.1515/9783110216080.1.25
  14. Gontier, N. "On The Different Applications of Haeckel’s Biogenetic Law". edited by Kern, S.; Gayraud, F.; Marsico, E., 12-29. 2008.
  15. Gontier, N. "De oorsprong van taal: een vraag voor filosofie, linguïstiek, antropologie of biologie?". edited by Gontier, N; Mondt K, 81-112. 2006.
  16. Gontier, Nathalie. "Evolutionary epistemology and the origin and evolution of language: Taking symbiogenesis seriously". edited by Gontier, N; Van Bendegem, JP; Aerts, D, 195-226. 2006.
    10.1007/1-4020-3395-8_10
  17. Gontier, N; VanBendegem, JP; Aerts, D. "Introduction to evolutionary epistemology, language and culture". 1-29. 2006.
    10.1007/1-4020-3395-8_1
  18. Gontier, N. "Evolutie van taal". edited by Tallon, I.,; Briga, M.,; Moens, G.,; Monbaliu, D.; Van Woensel, C., 57-84. 2005.
  19. Gontier, N. "Het laatste woord is niet gezegd: de moderne synthese voorbij". edited by Tallon, I.,; Briga, M.,; Moens, G.,; Monbaliu, D.; Van Woensel, C., 57-84. 2005.
  20. Gontier, Nathalie. "De Nieuwe Taalwetenschappen". In Dynamisch Inter(-en trans)disciplinair Taal Onderzoek: De nieuwe taalwetenschappen, edited by Nathalie Gontier; Katrien Mondt, 3-20. Belgium: Academia Pess, Ginkgo, 1992.
    Published
Conference paper
  1. Gontier N. "Introducing the units and levels of evolution debate into evolutionary linguistics". 2008.
    10.1142/9789812776129_0066
  2. Gontier N. "An epistemological inquiry into the 'what is language' and 'what did language evolve for' question". 2006.
    10.1142/9789812774262_0014
  3. Gontier, N. "Evolutionaire epistemologie - kunst of kitsch?". 2003.
Encyclopedia entry
  1. Gontier, N.. "Symbiosis, History of - Kliman, Richard M". , 2016. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128000496000159.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00015-9
  2. Gontier, N.. "Symbiogenesis, History - Kliman, Richard M". , 2016. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128000496000160.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00016-0
  3. Gontier, Nathalie. "Evolutionary Epistemology". In Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006. http://www.iep.utm.edu/evo-epis/.
Journal article
  1. Nathalie Gontier; Michael Bradie. "Evolutionary Epistemology: Two Research Avenues, Three Schools, and A Single and Shared Agenda". Journal for General Philosophy of Science (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-021-09563-5.
    10.1007/s10838-021-09563-5
  2. Nathalie Gontier. "Hierarchies, Networks, and Causality: The Applied Evolutionary Epistemological Approach". Journal for General Philosophy of Science (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-021-09565-3.
    10.1007/s10838-021-09565-3
  3. Nathalie Gontier. "Astrobiology, The Way Forward". Science & Education (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-021-00223-0.
    10.1007/s11191-021-00223-0
  4. Nathalie Gontier. "The Plurality of Evolutionary Worldviews". Biosemiotics (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s12304-021-09410-6.
    10.1007/s12304-021-09410-6
  5. Anton V. Sukhoverkhov; Nathalie Gontier. "Non-genetic inheritance: Evolution above the organismal level". Biosystems (2020): 104325-104325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2020.104325.
    10.1016/j.biosystems.2020.104325
  6. Nathalie Gontier. "Testing the (Neo-)Darwinian Principles against Reticulate Evolution: How Variation, Adaptation, Heredity and Fitness, Constraints and Affordances, Speciation, and Extinction Surpass Organisms and Species". Information 11 7 (2020): https://doi.org/10.3390/info11070352.
    Published • 10.3390/info11070352
  7. Gontier, Nathalie. "Cosmological and phenomenological transitions into how humans conceptualize and experience time". Time and Mind 11 3 (2018): 325-335. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1751696x.2018.1505815.
    10.1080/1751696x.2018.1505815
  8. Nathalie Gontier. "What are the Units of Language Evolution?". Topoi-an International Review of Philosophy (2018): https://publons.com/publon/10749057/.
    10.1007/S11245-017-9474-8
  9. Gontier, Nathalie. "What are the levels and mechanisms/processes of language evolution?". Language Sciences 63 (2017): 12-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2017.05.002.
    10.1016/j.langsci.2017.05.002
  10. Nathalie Gontier. "Placing universal grammar on the agenda of evolutionary linguistics?". Metascience (2017): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11016-017-0162-5.
    10.1007/s11016-017-0162-5
  11. Zywiczynski, Przemyslaw; Gontier, Nathalie; Wacewicz, Slawomir. "The evolution of (proto-)language: Focus on mechanisms". Language Sciences 63 (2017): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2017.06.004.
    10.1016/j.langsci.2017.06.004
  12. Gontier, Nathalie. "Time: The Biggest Pattern in Natural History Research". Evolutionary Biology 43 4 (2016): 604-637. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11692-016-9394-3.
    10.1007/s11692-016-9394-3
  13. Gontier, Nathalie. "Guest-Editorial Introduction: Converging Evolutionary Patterns in Life and Culture". Evolutionary Biology 43 4 (2016): 427-445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11692-016-9389-0.
    10.1007/s11692-016-9389-0
  14. Nathalie Gontier. "Macroevolution: explanation, interpretation and evidence". Choice Reviews Online (2015): https://publons.com/publon/16099440/.
    10.5860/CHOICE.192898
  15. Nathalie Gontier. "Macroevolution Explanation, Interpretation and Evidence Preface and Acknowledgments". Macroevolution: Explanation, Interpretation and Evidence (2015): https://publons.com/publon/19036975/.
  16. Gontier, N; Nathalie Gontier. "Pointing and the Evolution of Language: An Applied Evolutionary Epistemological Approach". Humana Mente, Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (2013): 1-26. http://www.humanamente.eu/PDF/Issue24_Paper_Gontier.pdf.
  17. Gontier, Nathalie. "Selectionist Approaches in Evolutionary Linguistics: An Epistemological Analysis". International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26 1 (2012): 67-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02698595.2012.653114.
    10.1080/02698595.2012.653114
  18. Gontier, N. "Applied Evolutionary Epistemology: A new methodology to enhance interdisciplinary research between the human and natural sciences". Kairos, Journal of Philosophy and Science 4 (2012): 7-49. http://kairos.fc.ul.pt/nr%204/Applied%20Evolutionary%20Epistemology.pdf.
  19. Gontier, Nathalie. "An epistemological investigation into the different theories on the rise of behavioural modernity in the hominin lineage.". American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144 (2011): 145-145.
  20. Nathalie Gontier. "Depicting the Tree of Life: the Philosophical and Historical Roots of Evolutionary Tree Diagrams". Evolution: Education and Outreach 4 3 (2011): 515-538. https://publons.com/publon/16099421/.
    10.1007/S12052-011-0355-0
  21. Gontier N. "Darwin's legacy.". Theory in Biosciences 129 2-3 (2010): 77-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12064-010-0098-4.
    10.1007/s12064-010-0098-4
  22. Gontier N. "Evolutionary epistemology as a scientific method: a new look upon the units and levels of evolution debate.". Theory in Biosciences 129 2-3 (2010): 167-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12064-010-0085-9.
    10.1007/s12064-010-0085-9
  23. Gontier, Nathalie. "Genes, brains, and language: An epistemological examination of how genes can underlie human cognitive behavior". Review of General Psychology 12 2 (2008): 170-180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/1089-2680.12.2.170.
    10.1037/1089-2680.12.2.170
  24. Gontier, Nathalie. "Universal symbiogenesis: An alternative to universal selectionist accounts of evolution". Symbiosis 44 1-3 (2007): 167-181.
  25. Gontier, N. "Pathologies and the origin of language: an epistemological reflection". Cognitive Systems 7 (1): 35-62 (2006):
  26. Nathalie Gontier; Gontier, N; Van Bendegem, JP; Aerts, D. "Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture". 39 (2006): https://publons.com/publon/10749083/.
    10.1007/1-4020-3395-8
Journal issue
  1. Gontier, Nathalie; Zywiczynski, Przemyslaw; Wacewicz, Slawomir. "SPECIAL ISSUE: Language Evolution: Focus on mechanisms". 63 (2017):
    Published
  2. Gontier, Nathalie. "SPECIAL ISSUE: Evolutionary Patterns". Evolutionary Biology 43 (2016):
    Published
  3. Gontier, N; Carrapiço C; Pina M; Levy, A.; Abreu H. "SPECIAL ISSUE: Darwin evaluated by contemporary evolutionary and philosophical theories". Theory in Biosciences 2-3 (2010): http://link.springer.com/journal/12064/129/2/page/1.
    Published
Magazine article
  1. Gontier, N. "150 years after the Origin of species", UVV-Info, 2009, http://www.demens.nu/export/sites/default/nl/Publicaties/info/Darwin.pdf.
Online resource
  1. Gontier, N. Introduction to the congress theme - written version of the talk. 2004. http://www.comdig2.de/Conf/EELC04.

Artistic / Performance

Video recording
  1. Multiple Scholars. 2013. Video Website of the 2013 Evolutionary Patterns Conference; http://evolutionarypatterns.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/videos/.
  2. Multiple Scholars. 2013. Video Website of the 2012-2013 Evolution Schools (features interviews with the teachers of the Summer and Winter School and videos of the ambiance); http://evolutionschool.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/videos/.

Other

Other output
  1. Gontier, N. 2008. The dynamics of language activity: an evolutionary reconstruction (PhD Dissertation).
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2021 Reticulation and synergistic trait evolution in human communities EHBEA Digital, 2021 Digital meeting of the European Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
Jagiellonian University Medical College (Poland)
2020/12/17 Mode & Tempo of Evolution of Life on Earth and Possibly Elsewhere SSoCIA, Society for Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology
University of Mississipi (Mississippi, United States)
2020/11/28 Science as a public good: Lessons from Mutual Aid and Symbiology (invited) Second Congress of the Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)
Saint Petersburg University (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
2020/09/15 Networks in Science: A Philosophical Outlook Colloquium on Networks and Evolution
Team AIRE, Sorbonne University (France)
2019/09/12 Origins and Evolutions of the Language-as-Knowledge versus Language-as-Communication Paradigms Protolang 6 Satellite event on Language Throughout the Ages
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/09/10 Element thinking in early cosmologies Symposium: Beyond Material Culture, Reconstructing the Contents of Paleolithic Cosmol-ogies, Protolang 6
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/09/10 Element Thinking in Early Cosmologies Symposium: Beyond Material Culture, Reconstructing the Contents of Paleolithic Cosmol-ogies, Protolang 6
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/08/07 Time, Causality and the Transition from Tree to Network Diagrams in the Life Sciences CLMPST2019-16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science and Technology
(Prague, Czech Republic)
2019/07/11 Beyond genealogy: How networks enable a modelling of the extended present ISHPSSB- International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
(Oslo, Norway)
2019/07/01 Evolutionary Epistemology and Biosemiotics 19th Annual Gathering in Biosemiotics
Moscow University (Moscow, Russia)
2018 Cultural Evolution in Light of the Extended Synthesis: The Applied Evolutionary Epistemological Approach (invited) Applications in Cultural Evolution: Arts, Languages, Technologies
University of Tartu (Estonia)
2018 Roots of reticulate evolutionary theories in natural philosophy (invited) IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind & Society seminar series
IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind & Society, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Donostia - San Sebastián, University of the Basque Country, Spain (Spain)
2018 Explanation in evolutionary linguistic sciences: a review of epistemological frameworks (invited) IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind & Society research seminars
IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind & Society, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Donostia - San Sebastián, University of the Basque Country, Spain (Spain)
2018 The importance of the extended synthesis for the humanities (invited) HBES session at EVOLANG
Nicolas Copernicus University (Poland)
2018 Pattern Similarity and Explanatory Pluralism in Biological, Sociocultural and Linguistic Sciences Pond 3 Philosophy of Science around the Mediterranean
Centro de Filosofia das Ciencias, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2018 Can we define life by how it evolves? ECMTB European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology
Faculdade das Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
2018 Ancient roots of timekeeping: How philosophy and science preceded religion Jornadas do Departamento de Historia é Filosofia das Ciências
Departamento de Historia é Filosofia das Ciências, Faculdade das Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
2018 Pattern similarity in biological, linguistic, and sociocultural evolution EVOLANG 12 The Evolution of Language
Copernicus university (Poland)
2017 A cosmological and cosmographic history of time, for the Session Materiality of Time: Phenomenology and its Place in Archaeology, organized by Donald Crystal & Stefan Schmidt TAG 2017 Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference
University of Cardiff (United Kingdom)
2017 Reticulate evolution and human enhancement Human Enhancement and Evolution: Scientific, Technological, Policy & ELS Considerations
Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2017 The units, levels and mechanisms of language evolution: a tentative ordering Protolang 5
Universitat Bareclona (Spain)
2017 Virtues and vices of the general trend toward implementing evolutionary theory into the sociocultural and linguistic sciences and some suggestions for policy IASC 2017 International Conference Crossing Borderlines: Controversies and Interdisciplinarity
Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2016 Case Study: Inter- and Trans-Disciplinarity in Origin and Evolution of Language Studies (invited) ICPOS, International Conference on Philosophy of Science
Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de filosofia da ciencias (Portugal)
2016 Primate Cognition, Anatomical and Behavioral Modernity Debates and the Extended Synthesis (invited) Lichtenberg-Kolleg seminars
Lichtenberg-Kolleg: The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study (Germany)
2016 Time and Causality in Natural History Research ICPOS 3 Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues
Centre for Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2015 Epistemic Pluralism and the Evolution of Communication (invited) Protolang 4
Roma Tre University (Italy)
2014 Language Diversity as an Example of Cultural Diversity (invited) Evolution and Society In the Wake of Nelson Mandela
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal)
2014 Past and Future of Biological Extinction Why Preserve Biodiversity
Society for Environmental Ethics (Portugal)
2014 Natural and Evolutionary Causes of Species Extinction Understanding and Preserving Biodiversity
ICPOS 1 Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century (Portugal)
2013 Variation in a World with Multiple Levels, Mechanisms, and Units of Evolution: The Ap-plied Evolutionary Epistemology Approach ISHPSSB Montpellier
University of Montpellier (France)
2013 Applied Evolutionary Epistemology 3 Day International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal)
2013 Punctuated Equilibria: a universal pattern in life and culture AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science (United States)
2013 The importance of horizontal evolution for the sociocultural sciences AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science (United States)
2012 Language Evolution and Evolutionary Epistemology (invited) Center for Language Evolution Seminars
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of English (Poland)
2012 Applied Evolutionary Epistemology and the Evolution of Language (invited) Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona seminars
Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona, University of Barcelona (Spain)
2012 Applied Evolutionary Epistemology (invited) Centre for Environmental Biology seminars
Centre for Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2012 Implementing the Extended Synthesis in Evolutionary Biology into the Sociocultural Domain (invited) Autonomous Section for the History and Philosophy of Science Seminars
Autonomous Section for the History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2012 Cultural evolution models and the Extended Synthesis: how symbiogenesis and punctuated equilibria theory can be universalized and implemented in the study of cultural transmission (invited) Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Seminars
University of Milano Bicocca (Italy)
2012 Emergence in Biology (invited) Emergence and Non-Fundamentalist Metaphysics
Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da Ciencias (Portugal)
2012 Units, levels and mechanisms of cultural evolution: an applied evolutionary epistemological account AAA American Anthropological Association
AAA American Anthropological Association (United States)
2011 Undoing of the biology/culture divide within evolutionary linguistics, a new methodology to study the evolution of language ICLC 11 International cognitive linguistics association
Xi'An University (China)
2011 Towards an overarching methodology to study the evolution of language: Identifying the units, levels and mechanisms of language evolution SPSP 2011 Society for Philosophers of Science in Practice
Egenis, University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
2011 An epistemological investigation into the different theories on the rise of behavioral modernity in the hominin lineage 80th AAPA meeting American Association of Physical Anthropologists
AAPA (United States)
2011 Towards a universally applicable evolutionary methodology: a new look upon the units and levels of evolution debate 4th Sydney Tilburg conference on the philosophy of science
University of Sydney (Australia)
2011 Towards an overarching methodology to study the evolution of language: identifying the units, levels and mechanisms of language evolution A new practice of philosophy, Taking philosophy beyond disciplinary bounds
University of Northern Texas (United States)
2011 Wetenschap en levensbeschouwing: vijandige vrienden? Debat met Willem Drees. (Science and worldviews, enemies or friends? Debate with Willem Drees) Wetenschap en levensbeschouwing, een contradictie? Vier tegensprekelijke debatten; Science and worldviews, a contradiction? Four contradictory debates.
Centrum Pieter Gillis i.s.m. Pastorale Dienst, Raad Dienstverlening en Vrijzinnig Dienst van de Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
2010 Identifying the units, levels and mechanisms of evolution: an epistemological approach (invited) ECCO: Evolution, complexity and cognition group seminars
ECCO: Evolution, complexity and cognition group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2010 Testimonial on Marie Curie Fellowship (invited) Euraxess USA, European science series
Consulate General of Italy, New York (United States)
2010 Pointing and theorizing on the evolution of language ISGS International Society for Gesture Studies
University of Frankfurt Oder (Germany)
2010 An epistemological investigation into the use of evolutionary trees (poster) AAAS meeting (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
AAAS meeting (American Association for the Advancement of Science) (United States)
2010 How to identify the units, levels and mechanisms of language evolution (poster) Evolang 8 The Evolution of Language
Utrecht University (Netherlands)
2009 Universalizing symbiogenesis. (invited) Evolution today and tomorrow, Darwin evaluated by contemporary evolutionary and philosophical theories
University of Lisbon, Centre for Philosophy of Science (Portugal)
2009 Different trees, different evolutionary theories? (invited) Illustration in Darwin, The tree as the image of life’s evolution
Ciencia Viva, Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia das Ciencias (Portugal)
2009 Evolutionary Epistemology Exemplified by the Study of the Origin of Language (invited) Centre for philosophy of science seminar series
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia da Ciencias (Portugal)
2009 Evolutionary epistemology applied to evolutionary linguistics Jornada de Pós-Graduação
Center for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2009 Evolutionary Epistemology applied to the Origin and Evolution of Languages Jornadas Ibéricas 5 Lógica e Filosofia da Ciência
University of Seville (Spain)
2009 The evolution of language analyzed from within an evolutionary epistemological framework HEBEN Human evolution and behavior network
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
2009 Symbiogenesis and the units of evolution debate: An epistemological analysis (poster) ISS 6 International Symbiosis Society Meeting
University of Madison (United States)
2008 How evolutionary epistemology can contribute to the study of language and culture (invited) Complexity Workshop
University of Leiden (Netherlands)
2008 Horizontal and vertical transmission in language (evolution) studies LCM 3: Language, Culture and Mind
University of Odense (Denmark)
2008 An inquiry into the different units and levels of language evolution. Biological explanations of behavior: Philosophical perspectives (poster) Biological explanations of behavior: Philosophical perspectives
The Leibniz House, University of Hanover (Germany)
2008 The rise of behavioral modernity IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005
Kyoto University (Japan)
2008 An inquiry into the different units and levels of language evolution (poster) EVOLANG 7 The Evolution of Language
Complutense University Barcelona (Spain)
2007/03/23 Vanaf wanneer werden we een talige mens? Een bloemlezing over de evolutie van de Homo sapiens zijn taalcapaciteit (When did we become linguistic humans? An introduction to the language capacity of Homo sapiens) Uitstraling Permanente Vorming
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2007 Epistemologizing evolutionary theories Brown Bag Lectures
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition (Austria)
2007 Ontological and epistemological implications of symbiosis and symbiogenesis. Theme session: The Impact of Symbiosis and Symbiogenesis on the Study of Evolution and Its Historical and Philosophical Implications I and II ISHPSSB Exeter
Egenis University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
2007 On constructing a research model for historical cognitive linguistics (HCL): Some theoretical considerations ICLC 10 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference
University of Krakow (Poland)
2007 Genes, Brains, and Language: Would Someone Please Pull the Brakes From the Brain to Human Culture: Intersections between the Humanities and Neuroscience
Bucknell University (United States)
2007 Evolutionary epistemology and the unity of science Second meeting of the philosophy of science society, La question de l’unité des sciences aujourd’hui (the question of unity of science today)
University of Geneva (Switzerland)
2006 Humanisme en de evolutieleer. (Humanism and evolutionary theory) 26ste Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2006 A quest for the evolutionary mechanisms that allow for a windows approach to language evolution Cradle of language conference
University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
2006 Introducing universal symbiogenesis Lisbon colloquium for the philosophy of science, theme: the unity of science, nontraditional approaches
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2006 A critical examination of the social approach in language origin studies The origins and evolution of spoken, written and signed languages
Language Origin Society (Italy)
2006 Universal symbiogenesis: a genuine alternative to universal selectionism ISS 5 International Symbiosis Society
University of Vienna (Austria)
2006 On the need for a horizontal concept of evolution in language origin studies 23rd Annual Workshop of the European Society for the Study of Cognitive Systems
European Society for the Study of Cognitive Systems (Germany)
2006 De evolutie van taal. (The origin of language) 55+ Kring van Vormingplus Seminars
Volkshogeschool Gent-Eeklo (Belgium)
2006 Drie theorieën omtrent de oorsprong van leven, deel II. (The origin of life II) 55+ Kring van Vormingplus
Volkshogeschool Gent-Eeklo (Belgium)
2006 Leven en werk van Darwin. (Life and work of Charles Darwin) Uitstraling Permantente Vorming
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2005 Symbiogenesis as a Fundamental Evolutionary Principle ECCO: The Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group seminars
ECCO: The Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group seminars, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2005 Descartes, all over again The international conference on Post-Cognitivist psychology, The British psycho-logical society
University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
2005 On the implementation of Haeckel’s biogenetic law in the origin of language 22nd European Society for the Study of Cognitive Systems
Middlesex University (United Kingdom)
2005 Does ontogeny recapitulate phylogeny in language evolution? (poster) The emergence of linguistic abilities in ontogeny and phylogeny
Institut des sciences de l’homme. Lyon Cedex (France)
2005 Implementing the units and levels of selection debate into the information-transmission and the information-emerging metaphor of genetic material – an investigation into the various epistemic questions asked concerning form and function (poster) 6th ECMTB- European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology
University of Dresden (Germany)
2005 Bespreking van de film Darwin’s nightmare. (Comment on the movie “Darwin’s night-mare”) Uitstraling Permantente Vorming
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2005 Drie Theorieën omtrent de oorsprong van leven, deel I. (The origin of life, part I) Lezingenreeks: 55+ Kring
Vormingshogeschool Gent - Eeklo (Belgium)
2004 De moderne synthese voorbij. (Beyond the modern synthesis) (invited) Symposium Evolutie Vandaag, betekenis van evolutie in deze tijd.
Natural History Museum (Belgium)
2004 Het FOXP2-gen, een taalgen? (The FOXP2 gene, a language gene?) (invited) Forum Philosophy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2004 Evolutionary epistemology and the origin and evolution of language: taking symbiogenesis seriously Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture
Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science & Centre Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
2004 Over de noodzakelijkheid van een horizontaal evolutieconcept bij evolutionair taalonderzoek. (On the necessity for a horizontal evolutionary language concept in evolutionary linguistics) 3rd Dutch-Flemish conference on general and special philosophy of science
(Netherlands)
2004 What -in hell or for the love of God- is the scared/profane distinction doing in origin of language studies? (poster) LCM 1 Language, culture and mind
University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
2004 Pathologies and the origin of language – an epistemological reflection (poster) Language Origin Society Meeting together with Sane Powic
Oxford Brooks University (United Kingdom)
2003 Evolutionaire Epistemologie, kunst of kitsch? (Evolutionary epistemology, fake or art?) 25ste Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag – Filosofie als levenskunst
Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
2002 De oorsprong van taal, een vraag voor linguïstiek, biologie of filosofie? (The origin and evolution of language, a question for linguistics, biology or philosophy?) 2de DITO-bijeenkomst, Dynamisch Inter(-en trans)disciplinair Taal Onderzoek, (2nd DITO gathering, Dynamic Inter- and Transdisciplinary Language Research)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/09/12 - 2019/09/12 Satellite Event to Protolang 6: Language Throughout the Ages (2009/09/12 - 2009/09/12)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2019/09/10 - 2019/09/10 Beyond Material Culture, Reconstructing the Contents of Paleolithic Cosmologies (2019/09/10 - 2019/09/10)
Symposium (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Ways to Protolang 6; http://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/ (2019 - 2019)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada Centro de Investigação William James, Portugal

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Faculdade de Educação e Psicologia, Portugal

Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, Portugal

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2015 - 2015 Symposium session on Reticulate Evolution Before and After the Modern Synthesis: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives and Wider Applications Beyond Traditional Fields for the 8th ISS, the International symbiosis society; http://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/iss2015 (invited) (2015 - 2015)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2014 - 2014 Cognition, Behavior and Evolution Workshop; http://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/cbe2014 (2014 - 2014)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Programa Champalimaud de Neurociências, Portugal

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Evolutionary Patterns: Horizontal and Vertical Transmission and Micro- and Macro-Evolutionary Patterns of Biological and Sociocultural evolution, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; http://evolutionarypatterns.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/videos/ (2013 - 2013)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Round table on Evolution’s Narratives: From Competition to Interaction, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB); http://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/ishpssb-2013 (2013 - 2013)
Round table (Co-organisor)
2013 - 2013 Symposium session on How Macroevolutionary Studies Call for an Extended Synthesis for the AAAS; http://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/aaas2013 (2013 - 2013)
Symposium (President of the Organising Committee)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, United States

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Symposium session on How Symbiosis, Horizontal Gene Transfer and Virolution call for an Extended Synthesis for the AAAS; http://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/aaas2013 (2013 - 2013)
Symposium (President of the Organising Committee)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, United States

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2013 - 2013 International Summer School on Evolution; http://evolutionschool.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/videos/ (2013 - 2013)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Ciência Viva, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Conferencia Publica sobre o Evoluão, Public conference on Evolution (2012)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Dia de Evolucão, Evolution day for Teenagers (2013) Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal
2012 - 2012 From Grooming to Speaking: Recent trends in Social Primatology and Human Ethology; http://cfcul.fc.ul.pt/linhas_investigacao/Philosophy%20of%20Life%20Sciences/int_col/index.htm (2012 - 2012)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Symposium session on Cultural Transmission Studies: Tree and Network Models of Micro- and Macroevolution for the AAA, American Anthropological Association; http://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/aaa2012 (2012 - 2012)
Symposium
American Anthropological Association, United States
2012 - 2012 International Winter School on Evolution, http://evolutionschool.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/videos/ (2012 - 2012)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2009 - 2009 Evolution today and tomorrow, Darwin evaluated by contemporary evolutionary and philosophical theories (2009 - 2009)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal
2009 - 2009 Colloquium on Illustration in Darwin: The tree as an image in evolution; part of the 2-day conference Darwin and scientific illustration (2009 - 2009)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal
2008 - 2008 Double symposium session on The Impact of Symbiosis and Symbiogenesis on the Study of Evolution and Its Historical and Philosophical Implications I & II, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) (2008 - 2008)
Symposium (President of the Organising Committee)
2007 - 2007 Symposia Series on Human Evolution (5 lectures) (2007)
Seminar (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
2003 - 2004 Coordinator of lectures for the Center for logic and philosophy of science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (13 organized lectures) (2003 - 2004)
Seminar
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Centrum voor Logica en Wetenschapsfilosofie, Belgium

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2017 - Current Third Way: Evolution in the Era of Genomics & Epigenetics Member
2016 - Current Marie Curie Alumni Association Alumnus of the MC Outgoing Fellowships
2013 - Current AAA: American Anthropological Association Member (if funding permits)
2010 - Current AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science member 41720970 (if funding permits)
2009 - Current International House, New York Alumni
2007 - Current EPSA: European Philosophy of Science Association Member (if funding permits)
2006 - Current ISHPSSB: The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences of Biology Member (if funding permits)
2006 - Current ISS: The International Symbiosis Society Member (if funding permits)
2005 - Current HBES: Human Behavior and Evolution Society Member (if funding permits)
2004 - Current LOS: The Language Origin Society Member
2003 - Current ECCO: The Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Member
2005 - 2008 ESSCS: The European Society for the Study of Cognitive Systems Member
2002 - 2005 DITO Dynamic Inter(-and trans)disciplinary language research (DITO stands for Dynamic Inter(-and trans)disciplinary language research. DITO was a Belgian think tank founded by Nathalie Gontier and Katrien Mondt (Prospective Research for Brussels). The goal of DITO was the organization of bimonthly meetings on language research. We organized 14 lectures and edited one anthology with the DITO members for the Belgian Academia Press. Founding Member

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2012 - Current Editor-in-Chief of the Book Series Interdisciplinary Evolution Research https://www.springer.com/series/13109 Springer Nature, Luxembourg

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2015 - Current Protolang Ways to Protolanguage (Permanent) Roma Tre 2015, Barcelona 2017, Lisbon 2019, Düsseldorf 2020
2014 - Current All conferences already listed under "Event organization" and therefore not repeated here
2017 - 2017 Human Enhancement and Evolution: Scientific, Technological, Policy & ELS Considerations, organized by Alexander Gerner, Mara Almeida & João Pinheiro Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Filosofia das Ciências

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2018 - 2018 Mini-course of 2 seminars on Epistemology of the Cultural and Linguistic Evolutionary Sciences: Seminar 1: Cultural Evolution Research: History, Fields, Controversies; Seminar 2: Theories, Patterns and Causes of Cultural Evolution Philosophy, Anthropology (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Tartu Ülikool filosoofia ja semiootika instituut, Estonia

Tartu Ülikool Kultuuriteaduste ja kunstide instituut, Estonia
2013 - 2014 Seminar on Philosophy of Biology (Bacharelato) Universiteit Gent, Quetelet college, Belgium
2013 - 2013 Full Course: The Importance of Universal Symbiogenesis, Universal Punctuated Equilibria Theory, Phenotypic Plasticity and Niche Construction for the Sociocultural Sciences; http://evolutionschool.fc.ul.pt/summer/sub/pro/prof/ngontiereserreli.php (Doutoramento) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Full Course: Science & Debates in Contemporary Philosophy: History and Philosophy of the Evolutionary Sciences A Ciência e os Debates da Filosofia Contemporânea (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2012 - 2013 Seminar on History of Evolutionary Biology História e Filosofia das Ciências (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2012 - 2013 Module of 3 seminars on Philosophy of Biology História e Filosofia das Ciências (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Full Courses "Philosophy of Science” & “Philosophy of the Exact Sciences”, focus on evolutionary sciences (as temporary replacing professor) (Mestrado) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Faculteit Wetenschappen en Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen, Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen, Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Belgium
2009 - 2009 Module of 5 seminars on Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science História e Filosofia das Ciências (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2018 Blog Article on the 2018 Tartu conference on Applications in Cultural Evolution Darwin in the Technosphere
2010/05 Profiles: Interview with dr Nathalie Gontier, a Marie Curie Outgoing research Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC EURAXESS Links USA Newsletter, pp. 6-8
2009/04/17 Conferência internacional, debate Darwin em Lisboa (International conference, Darwin Debate in Lisbon) Expresso, Lisbon
2008 Blog Article by James Waddington on the 2018 Tartu conference on Applications in Cultural Evolution where I gave a plenary Blog: Darwin in the Technosphere
2006/02/12 Het lichaam spreekt. (Body language) De Knack
2005/06/13 De mens is een wandelend ecosysteem. (Man is a living ecosystem) De Tijd
2004/06/13 Digitale evolutie aapt biologische na. (Digital evolution imitates biological evolution) De Tijd
2004/03/08 Van wetenschapsrobot naar robotwetenschapper (From science robot to robot scientist) De Tijd
2003/11/17 De bokkensprongen van de evolutie. (The jumps of evolution) De Tijd

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2020/09 - Current Finding Genius Podcast Interview on viruses
2019/10 - Current Future Tech Podcast Reticulate evolution
2013 - Current AppEEL YouTube channel, Summer School Interviews Interview on The Range of Evolutionary Theory; The Extended Synthesis; The New Biology: Multi-Linearity, Plurality, Interaction; and Universal Symbiogenesis for the Lisbon Summer School on Evolution at Ciencia Viva
2013 - Current ULisboa YouTube channel Interview on the foundation of AppEEL by the University of Lisbon
2011 - 2011 Participant in the 2011 promotional video on the European Union and the United States, global partners (filmed by the European Union, External Action).
2004 - 2004 Interview met Nathalie Gontier over haar boek: De oorsprong en evolutie van leven-15 van het stadaardparadigma afwijkende thesen. (Interview with Nathalie Gontier on her book the origin and evolution of life) Vrije Wereld (Free World)

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2019 - Current Evolutionary Biology (1934-2845) Springer-Verlag
2016 - Current Frontiers in Psychology, Section Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
2013 - Current Theoria et Historia Scientiarum: An International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies
2009 - Current Empedocles European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication (1757-1960) Intellect
2010 - 2012 Kairos Journal of Philosophy & Science

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2017 - Current Marta Facoetti (unofficially)
2012 - 2013 Larissa Mendoza Straffon
2012 - 2013 Emanuele Serrelli
2012 - 2013 Marco Pina
2012 - 2013 Márcia Belchior
2009 - 2009 Ricardo Reis dos Santos (unofficially)

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2013 - Current Refereed for Funding Agencies including Fulbright Scholarships; John Templeton Foundation’s Funding Programs; NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (Veni, Vidi and Vici grants); Konrad Lorenz Institute grants (Vienna)
2012 - Current Refereed for Publishing House Springer Nature: Books and Book Proposals submitted to the Sections on Life and Biomedical Sciences, and the History and Philosophy of Science
2005 - Current Reviewed for journals including Philosophical Psychology, Synthese, Theory in Biosciences, Evolutionary Biology, Symbiosis, Fron-tiers in Psychology, Language Sciences, Review of General Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Information, Entropy, Paleoanthropology, Kairos, Biological Theory, Empedocles: European Jour-nal for the Philosophy of Communication.
Distinctions

Other distinction

2016 Prize attributed by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon