Talk: Human-animal relations: Views from primatology by Prof. Sindhu Radhakrishna

NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting

Topic: "Human-animal relations: Views from primatology"

Speaker: Prof. Sindhu Radhakrishna

                         Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIASsindhu.radhakrishna@gmail.com

Chairperson:   Prof. Anindya Sinha

                         Professor and Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS | anindya.rana.sinha@gmail.com

Date: 22 April, 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS

All are cordially invited

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Abstract:

NHP or non-human primate is a term commonly used in primatology to distinguish primates from humans. Both an acknowledgement of our status as primates, as well as a reminder that we are separate from the Order, the term serves well as a starting point for any discussion on human-animal boundaries. Human interactions with primates cover a range of associations and primates, perhaps more than any other animal group, engender passionate debates on human ethics and animal sentience. For this reason, primatology has played a critical role in changing the way we think of  animal species. This talk will explore how primatology and some emerging sub-disciplines, urge us to rethink the ways in which we view non-human species.

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For further details, please contact Prof. Sangeetha Menon [prajnanata@gmail.com or smenon@nias.iisc.ernet.in], Coordinator for Wednesday Discussion Meetings.

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015