Time: June 13, 2016 to June 15, 2016
Location: University of Helsinki
Street: Yliopistonkatu 4
City/Town: 00100 Helsinki
Website or Map: http://www.helsinki.fi/univer…
Event Type: conference, and, call, for, papers
Organized By: Merja Polvinen and Karin Kukkonen
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2016
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014) and Oxford (2015), the 2016 conference in Helsinki aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance studies, musicology and beyond. In accordance with the original purpose of the network, the aims of the conference are:
We continue to examine these issues through a variety of approaches from cognitive sciences and the humanities, and draw on methods ranging from quantitative research to critical theory. The topics studied include mindreading or mentalizing, embodiment, ‘bio’ narratives and biocentrism, perception and memory, affect and emotion, performance, movement and kinesis, subjectivity/qualia and the narrated self, conceptual blending, multimodality, linguistic creativity and figurative language, bilingualism/multilingualism, translation and digital text processing. To examine these and other related phenomena, we invite proposals addressing e.g. the following questions:
We are also particularly interested in presentations that take into account the recent debates and developments within the cognitive sciences – e.g. the so-called second-generation or 4E approaches, which argue that cognition is embodied, embedded, enactive and extended. How can research in the humanities benefit from as well as further develop such a view of human thought and experience?
Pre-Conference Workshop (11-12 June 2016) “Digitisation and Cognition: Joint Futures for the Humanities?” The pre-conference workshop for PhD students and early-career scholars investigates the potential connections between two areas which promise new perspectives for the humanities: cognitive approaches and digital humanities.
Add a Comment