Lectures

This is a list of lectures that I’ve given since 2000.

I am available to give lectures, so feel free to invite me to give a lecture at your institution or organization!

- 26th April 2007. GIMME GIMME GIMME. The famous signing chimpanzees and their recent use of signs. 2. Differences between the chimpanzees’ recent sign use and human language. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig University, Germany. To read the powerpoint presentation of this lecture, click here.

- 25th April 2007. GIMME GIMME GIMME. The famous signing chimpanzees and their recent use of signs. 1. The communicative intentions of the chimpanzees’ recent sign use. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig University, Germany. To read the powerpoint presentation of this lecture, click here.

- 12th May 2006. Het recente gebruik van gebaren door de beroemde gebarende chimpansees: Consequenties voor bewustzijn. [The recent use of signs by the famous signing chimpanzees: Consequences for consciousness.] Conferentie De Evolutie van Bewustzijn [Conference on the Evolution of Consciousness]. Organised by the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Wetenschapsfilosofie [Dutch Society for Philosophy of Science]. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To read the Dutch abstract of this lecture, click here.

- November 2004. Het recente gebruik van gebaren door chimpansees: Is het taal? [The recent use of signs by chimpanzees: Is it language?] Philosophy Department, Groningen University, The Netherlands.

- April 2004. Apentaalonderzoek en dierethiek. [Ape language research and animal ethics.] Guest talk at course on bioethics by Drs. Lino Paula. Faculty of Medicine, Leiden University.

- 20th November 2003. GIMME GIMME GIMME. Het gebruik van aangeleerde gebaren door chimpansees. [The use of human taught signs by chimpanzees.] Guest talk at Honours programme course Darwin’s Erfenis [Darwin’s legacy] by Dr. Chris Buskes. Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

- 28th October 2003. The natural communication of great apes and ape language research. Guest talk at Honours programme De Evolutie van Taal [The evolution of language] by professor Pieter Muysken. Linguistics Department, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

- November 2002. GIMME GIMME GIMME. Het gebruik van aangeleerde gebaren door chimpansees. [The use of human taught signs by chimpanzees.] Guest talk at Honours programme course Darwin’s Erfenis [Darwin’s legacy] by Dr. Chris Buskes. Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

- 24th January 2001. Gebarentaal bij chimpansees. [Sign language in chimpanzees.] Colloquium Psychology Department, course by professor Gerard Kempen, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

- 9th June 2000. Animal Mind: Do chimps talk? (Just forget it!) or GIMME GIMME GIMME. Conference on Philosophy of Science. Organised by the Philosophy Departments of Nijmegen University and Tilburg University.

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