15 May: The Diary of Mankind: How The Hebrew Bible was created, by Prof. Carel van Schaik (in Dutch)

When the agricultural revolution began 12,000 years ago, the hunter-gatherer’s world changed relatively quickly: patriarchal structures, social inequality and new diseases saw the daylight. People searched for solutions that were cultural and often religious. We can see the Hebrew Bible as an attempt to address these problems, which were considered as a punishment from God to bring the situation back into harmony with our human nature.

Prof. Carel van Schaik succeeds Prof. Mark Stoneking as the Eugène Dubois chairholder for 2017. Together with Kai Michel, Van Schaik recently published ‘The Good Book of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible’.

Location: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Date: Monday, May 15, 20.00

Entrance: Free

About the speaker
Prof. Dr. Carel van Schaik, Professor of Organic Anthropology, Un. From Zurich (CH)

Prof. Dr. Joep Geraedts, Emeritus Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology, Maastricht University