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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

PhD student

College: Robinson

Supervisor: Nick Hopwood

Thesis topic: London Zoo, Television, and the Making of Human Ethology: From the Launch of ITV to The Naked Ape

Publications 

Kempton, Miles. ‘Commercial television and primate ethology: facial expressions between Granada and London Zoo.’ British Journal for the History of Science (in press).

Recent Research Talks

July 2022: ‘Communicating Ethology from London Zoo to The Naked Ape (1967)’, British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference 2022, Queen’s University Belfast.

Oct 2021: ‘Commercialising Zoology: The Granada TV – Zoological Society Film Unit in the 1950s and 1960s’, The Economy of Images in the Sciences, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.

July 2021: ‘Television, Film, and the Ethology of Primate Facial Expressions, 1960-73’, British Society for the History of Science Online Conference 2021.

Apr 2021: '“Take the cameras to the animals”: the Granada TV – Zoological Society Film Unit, 1956-63’, British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference (online).

Miles Kempton

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