The fifth talk in our "International Primatology Lectures on Past, Present and Future Perspectives of the Field" will be given by Dr. Elisabetta Visalberghi.
Dr. Visalberghi has been the Research Director at the Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy), with which she is still collaborating. She is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and The Complete Capuchin: The Biology of the Genus Cebus (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Her research has focused on the behavior and cognition of wild and captive primates, especially capuchin monkeys. To learn more about her work, visit her web page and the EthoCebus Project website.
Join us for Dr. Visalberghi's talk, entitled "Being a Primate, Becoming a Primatologist", in which she will look back on her early life and the start of her scientific career. She will also offer us advice on how to interpret human and non-human primate behaviors.
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. Visalberghi, we have also lined up other enticing speakers for future lectures, including Dr. Karen Strier, Dr. John Mitani, and many more!