The PRI/WRC Lecture Series "On Human Nature"

Hosted by Primate Research Institute and Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University

Sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Also funded by French Embassy in Japan
Supported by global COE projects of "Evolution and Biodiversity" and "Revitalizing Education"
Date: May 27 till 31, 2008
Place: Kyoto University (Yoshida-Izumidono, Shiran-Kaikan, and Clock tower)

 

1) Workshop for 150th anniversary of the French Japanese Relations (English): May 28-30 in Yoshida-Izumidono

2) Symposium of Comparative Cognitive Science 2008 (English): May 28-39, Shiran-Kaikan

3) Kick-off ceremony of Wildlife Research Center (Japanese): May 30, Clock Tower

4) The 2nd Kyoto Open Lectures by Primate Research Institute (Japanese): May 31st, Clock Tower

Poster (PDF file: 81.0kb)

May 27th Night, Reception of Workshop for 150th anniversary of French Japanese relations,
Held at Franco Japanese Institute in Kyoto (Not-open)


May 28th Morning, Workshop for 150th anniversary of French Japanese Relations
"The Significance of Primate Studies in the 21th Century", at Yoshida-Izumidono (Not open)
Speakers: Dominique LESTEL, Kozo MATSUBAYASHI, Shinsho KAJITA

May 28th Afternoon, Symposium of Comparative Cognitive Science, Day 1, at Shiran-Kaikan (Open)
"Primate Origins of Human Mind" <Cognitive Development> Session 1: 13:00-15:00, Session2: 15:30-17:30
Plenary speakers: Masaki TOMONAGA, Brian HARE
Oral: Masako MYOWA, Sanae OKAMOTO, Ari UENO, Misato HAYASHI, Aya SAITOH, Chizuko MURAI, Barbara KISILEVSKY, James ANDERSON, Chaired by Shoji ITAKURA and Hideko TAKESHITA
17:30-19:00 Poster presentation (Cognition, Development, and Social behavior)


May 29th all day, Symposium of Comparative Cognitive Science, Day 2, at Shiran-Kaikan (Open)
<Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Zoo Science, and Art> Session 1: 09:00-12:00、Session 2: 13:30-15:30、Session 3: 16:00-18:20
Plenary speakers: Elisabetta VISALBERGHI, Robert SEYFARTH
Oral: Masayuki TANAKA, Iver IVERSEN, Dalila BOVET, Toyomi MATSUNO, Sana INOUE, Shinya YAMAMOTO, Ikuma ADACHI, Yuko HATTORI, Susana CARVALHO, Gaku OHASHI, Noko KUZE, Satoshi HIRATA, Naruki MORIMURA, Naoko IRIE, Mariko TAKAHASHI, Mai SAKAI, Yuzuru IKEDA, Vanessa WOODS, Chaired by Kazuo FUJITA, Gen YAMAKOSHI, and Nobuyuki KAWAI
12:00-13:30 Poster presentation and Lunch, 19:00-21:00 Free time in Yoshida-Izumidono


May 30th Morning, Symposium of Comparative Cognitive Science, Day 3, at Shiran-Kaikan (Open)
<Joint program with the 150th anniversary workshop and the kick-off ceremony of WRC> 09:00-12:00
Oral: Juichi YAMAGIWA, Marc ANCRENAZ, Hideki SUGIURA, Sabrina KRIEF, Michio NAKAMURA, Kimberley HOCKINGS, Chaired by Tetsuro MATSUZAWA


May 30th Afternoon, Kick-off ceremony of Wildlife Research Center, 14:00-17:00、at Clock Tower (Open)
Plenary Memorial Lectures: Gen'ichi IDANI, Shiro KOHSHIMA, Miho MURAYAMA, Film: Miho NAKAMURA
Congratulatory address: Kazuo OIKE, Toshitaka HIDAKA, Tetsukazu YAHARA, Jyuichi HASEGAWA


May 31st Morning, Workshop for 150th anniversary of French Japanese Relations, at Yoshida-Izumidono
Speaker: Joel FAGOT, Jacques ARNOULT, Gen YAMAKOSHI

May 31st Afternoon, The 2nd Kyoto Open Lectures by Primate Research Institute, Clock Tower
"The 60th years anniversary of Japanese Primatology" by Masao KAWAI (Japanese, to the public)

May 31st Night, Lecture in Honen-in Temple, Tetsuro MATSUZAWA , (Japanese, to the public)