Konrad Lorenz Lectures at the Smithsonian

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Konrad Z. Lorenz, director of the Research Institute for Comparative Ethology, Max-Planck Institute, Bulden, Westfalen, Germany, presents a lecture on "Evolution of Behavior Patterns in Animals" on November 17, 1954 in the Freer Gallery of Art. This was one of a series of lectures by distinguished foreign scientists delivered in America that season.


  • Lorenz, Konrad 1903-
  • Max-Planc Institute
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Research Institute for Comparative Ethology Max-Planc Institute


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1955. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956, p. 9.

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November 17, 1954


  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Animal behavior
  • Public programs

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