I’m at the winter meeting of the D-PLACE team this week! We’re in Fort Collins, Colorado, being hosted by Mike Gavin, one of the PIs on the database project. D-PLACE is the Database of Places, Language, Culture, and Ecology. It brings together cultural data with linguistic phylogenies and environmental data so that scholars interested in explaining human cultural diversity can take the field forward. We’re hoping the database will be released in the next couple of months. About half the team is here, along with the two PhD students in the Transmission project.

D-PLACE + Transmission in Fort Collins. L-R: Ricky Berl, Hans-Jörg Bibiko, Kate Kirby, Damian Blasi, Stephanie Gomez-Ng, Fiona Jordan, Carol Ember, Russell Gray, Alarna Samarasinghe, Mike Gavin.

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