Cognitive Futures of the Humanities Conference: 4-6th April 2013

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1st International Conference: Cognitive Futures of the Humanities

What is the ‘cognitive humanities’? In what ways is knowledge from the cognitive sciences changing approaches to language, literature, aesthetics, historiography and creative culture? How have practices in the arts and humanities influenced the cognitive sciences, and how might they do so in the future?

This first international conference to focus on the cognitive futures of the humanities explores these issues.  The conference will last for three days, and be hosted at Bangor University, in North Wales.  The conference is associated with an international research network on the ‘Cognitive Futures in the Humanities’, which is supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and awarded to Dr. Peter Garratt (Northumbria University), and Prof. Vyv Evans (Bangor University)

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham)
  • Ellen Spolsky (Bar Ilan University )
  • Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
  • Lisa Zunshine (University of Kentucky)
  • Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

You can download our conference poster here.

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