Upcoming events

  • 88th ICREA BREAKFAST COLLOQUIUM - Rock Art and Human Evolution


    Speakers: ICREA Research Professors Inés Domingo and João Zilhao (both from the UB)

    When: 8th of October 2019, 9:00h

    WhereHotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Bergara, 11, 08002 Barcelona


    When and where did humans develop the capacity to communicate through symbols? Was symbolism recent, and unique to anatomically modern humans? Or did our more remote ancestors already possess a similar capacity? What can be termed as the earliest evidence of symbolism? The use of colour? Personal adornments? Visual arts? Figurative representation?

    For nearly a century, the use of visual symbols to store and communicate information has been considered as one of the definitory features of the human species. Indeed, evidence gathered over the last two decades shows that the feature can now be documented much earlier than hitherto thought, including among the Neandertal peoples of Eurasia. 

    Using two different but complementary perspectives, archaeology and ethnoarchaeology (working with Indigenous people from Arnhem Land, Australia), ICREA Research Professors João Zilhão and Inés Domingo will explore these and other hot issues in current debates on what it means to be “human”.

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.

  • 89th ICREA BREAKFAST COLLOQUIUM - Can green cities be healthy and just?


    Speaker: ICREA Research Professor Isabelle Anguelovski, from UAB

    When: 12th of November 2019, 9:00h

    WhereHotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Bergara, 11, 08002 Barcelona


  • AdvCompBio - A conference to promote women's research in computational biology


    The international congress Advances in Computational Biology - Fostering collaboration among women scientists, one of the activities within the programme Bioinfo4Women of the BSC, will be held in Barcelona on the 28th and 29th of November 2019.

    All the speakers will be women but the event, an affiliated conference of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB), will be open to everyone. Mar Albà is one of the organisers, Núria López-Bigas will chair one of the track sessions, and Natasa Przulj will be one of the keynote speakers, the three of them are ICREA Research Professors. Click on committees & keynote speakers for further information. 

  • 90th ICREA BREAKFAST COLLOQUIUM - Back to the Future: A Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Catalan Politics of Identity Building since 1978


    Speakers: ICREA Research Professor Matthias M. Tischler, from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Prof. Peter Kraus, from University of Augsburg 

    When: 21st of April 2020, 9:00h

    WhereHotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Bergara, 11, 08002 Barcelona