Next September the multi-authored book "Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective", edited by Niles Eldredge, Telmo Pievani, Emanuele Serrelli and Ilya Tëmkin will be published by The University of Chicago Press.

Here is a presentation of the project: 

A symposium to celebrate the publication of the book and to introduce it to a greater audience will be held at the National Academy of Science (Washington, DC). The event will take place on September 22 (Thursday) 2016 from 2:30-5:00 PM, with the participation of many of the book’s contributors.

The day after, September 23, the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA; Annandale) will host a series of workshops with the contributing authors of the book and several discussants to further discuss issues related to the hierarchy theory in biology in an informal, more convivial atmosphere, and to foster further collaborative work. We are inviting several external scholars to participate in the workshops. Beside the workshops at NOVA, an hour-long public event promoting the book is scheduled for the middle of the day at NOVA, a more abbreviated and less formal version of the NAS symposium. 

On behalf of the editorial team of the book, we are very glad to invite any student, scholar, researcher, professor interested in the topic of the hierarchy theory of evolution to attend both events and to give their contribution to the discussions. We will do our best to provide some assistance locally (such as transport from hotels in Washington, DC to NOVA and back, and the suggestions for accommodations in the vicinity of the NAS). 

As the number of seats at the two events is limited, we ask anyone intending to participate in the events to reserve their seat as soon as possible. Therefore, if you are willing to participate in the events, please write an e-mail to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
More detailed information and tentative schedules of the events are available on the Hierarchy Group website (, where you may also find further information about the research project, people involved, research lines and so on. 

All the editors of the book and the publisher really look forward to celebrating the book launch and discuss the hierarchical perspective in evolution this September with you.