The 10th speaker in our lecture series is Professor Andrew Whiten, who will share a talk entitled "The Discovery and Reach of Culture in Primates' Lives".
Prof. Whiten is Emeritus Professor at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at St. Andrews University. An eminent zoologist and evolutionary psychologist, Prof. Whiten has contributed greatly to our understanding of social cognition, behavioral traditions and animal culture. Check out his Wikipedia page for more information.
Prof. Whiten will offer a personal overview of the progressive discoveries that shaped our understanding of the scope and significance of primate culture through the last 70 years or so. Then he will survey what we have come to recognize as the substantial ‘reach’ of culture in the lives of primates and other animals.
LiveStream on the CICASP YouTube Channel
In this lecture series, we explore various origin stories as told by famed members of our primatology comunity. All lectures are held in a private Zoom community and live streamed to our CICASP YouTube Channel.
Unlike most academic lectures, which are usually focused on testing scientific hypotheses, this series is designed to offer a feel for how one becomes a professional in the field of primatology. In a way, we might think of it as a career primer for young primatologists just starting their own journeys into the nether regions of Academia. At the same time, anyone might enjoy the stories told of big dreams, exotic locations and species, and the humanity inherent in forging a new path in life and in work.
In addition to Dr. Dittus, we have also lined up other enticing speakers for future lectures.