“Fielding the Question: Primatological Research in Historical Perspective”

A one-day workshop exploring the tensions between laboratory and field research in the history of the scientific study of non-human primates, from the nineteenth century to the present

To be held on Thursday, 18 December 2003, at the University of Leeds, in the School of Philosophy (Division of History and Philosophy of Science)


10:30-11:00 Registration/cofee and tea

11:00-12:00 Gregory Radick (Leeds), “Primate Language and the Playback Experiment, in 1890 and 1980”

12:00-1:00 Marion Thomas (Manchester/Paris), “From Emotions to Insight: Louis Boutan’s Comparative Studies with Gibbons and Children in Early Twentieth- Century France”

1:00-2:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:00 Jonathan Burt (Cambridge), “Apes and Warlords: Primates and Violence in the 20s and 30s”

3:00-4:00 Amanda Rees (York), “A Place that Answers Questions: Primatological Field Sites and the Making of Authentic Observations”

4:00-4:30 Coffee and tea

4:30-5:30 General discussion

All are welcome to attend. Registration costs £5, payable on the day. If you would like to attend, or would like further information about the workshop, please contact Gregory Radick (tel: 0113 343 3269; email: [email protected]).