CRESIDA Seminar Programme Autumn Term 2020

Convenor: Stuart Semple (

Time and location: Wednesdays, 4-5pm; seminars are virtual this semester (Zoom links for each session are provided below)

7 October          Stefano Kaburu, University of Wolverhampton – Investigation of the drivers and outcome of human-macaque interactions: a coupled natural and human systems approach

21 October         Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Krakow – Between interpretation and leadership. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in guides’ narrative

4 November          Stuart Semple, University of Roehampton – Geladas, genes and the clouds of Venus – compression as a fundamental principle of biological information systems

18 November         Derek Summerfield, Institute of Psychiatry – Globalising Western ‘mental health’: psychiatry, spirits, ancestors and poverty. Case studies from UK, Zimbabwe, Cambodia

2 December           Simone Pika, University of Osnabrück – Approaches to language origins: The past, the present, and the future in animal communication studies

16 December         Holly Dunsworth, University of Rhode Island – Tall men, broad women, difficult childbirth, and helpless babies have stronger evolutionary explanations than the oppressive myths to which science and pop culture cling