Seminars & Events

EPC Co-Sponsored Event

EPC along with the Early Modern Colloquium will welcome Professor Erica Fudge to the Northwestern campus for her talk on

Farmyard Choreographies in Early Modern England

The talk will take place on December 3rd at 5 PM in University Hall, 201

Professor Fudge (University of Strathclyde) is the director of the British Animal Studies Network (BASN), and in this capacity she has worked with environmental ethicist Clare Palmer in co-editing Veterinary Science, and she collaborated with zooarchaeologist Richard Thomas to produce a featured article about early modern animal healthcare in History Today. She has authored a number of books, one of which—Brutal Reasoning—has become a foundational text in historical studies of early modern human/animal relations, and her most recent book, Pets, showcases the intellectual deftness with which she is able to move from early modern to modern philosophical and ethical perspectives on animals and humans. 

Lincoln Park Zoo Seminars






Kristin Bonnie, Beloit College

Do chimpanzees travel farther to exchange a token for better food?


Brent Johnson

Management and Status of an Endangered Massasauga Rattlesnake Population in New York State


David Lowenstein, UIC

Meet the neighbors: Bees and wasps in urban gardens and their implications for agriculture.


Patrick Wolff

Habitat, landscape, and climate effects on riparian predator-prey interactions in a human-dominated ecosystem



Travis Liveri, Prairie Wildlife Research

Black Death and the Recovery of Endangered Black-footed Ferrets


Joe Simonis and Lisa Faust

Are we doing a good job with our animal programs?  What 111,630 (and counting) breeding and transfer recommendations in PMCTrack tell us about zoo and aquarium population management.


All talks will be held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM.  Most talks will be at the zoo’s Judy Keller Center Auditorium, which is in the Education building directly south of the east gate entrance from the parking lot, or in the Ann Milligan Gray room of the Laflin building at 2001 N. Clark Street.  





November 19, 2014