The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, Canterbury is hosting a three-day interdisciplinary conference on "The Anthropology of Hands". This is an open call to submit abstracts for presentations (podium or poster) at this unique event. The deadline for abstract submission is September 17, 2014.
The "evolution of hands" session might be of interest to biological anthropologists:
(1) EVOLUTION OF HANDS Potential topics include: fossil hominin hand morphology; what makes human hands unique; tool-use and dexterity in non-human primates; evolution of tool-use; genetic/developmental underpinnings of digit ratios
More information: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/news/index.html?view=1453