Neuro Humanities Studies

International May 2022 – Oltre il politicamente corretto




PRIN 2017 “Strategie più efficaci per il politicamente corretto. Un modello Retorico/Pragmatico della situazione di discorso totale”

The NewHums Research Centre is glad to announce following International Guests:








-May 26, 2022 (italian time) 11.00 -  Monastero dei Benedettini – Sala Rettangolare ID ZOOM: 917 6088 8939

Rodrigo Borba (Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro)

“Injourious signs: countering hate with hope in contemporary Brazil.”

- May 30  2022 it-h 16.00 – Monastero dei Benedettini – Aula 254 – ID ZOOM: 995 6688 2995

Jonatan Culpeper (Lancaster University)

“Activity types as a pragmatic approach to discourse”

- May 31 2022 it-h 10.00 – Monastero dei Benedettini – Aula 254 ID ZOOM: 934 6971 3850

Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

“Conflict in online discussion about vaccination”

To follow on ZOOM please contact


International Society for the History of the Neurosciences

26th Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences, Rome (Italy) June 14-18, 2022

Il 26° Meeting della Società Internazionale per la Storia delle Neuroscienze (ISHN) si terrà a Roma (Italia) dal 14 al 18 giugno 2022.

Il convegno è organizzato dal Museo di Storia della Medicina, Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare, Sapienza Università di Roma in collaborazione con il Polo Museale e i Dipartimenti di Psicologia, Neuroscienze Umane e Scienze Odontostomatologiche e Maxillo-Facciali di Sapienza e in collaborazione con la Società Italiana di Scienze Umane in Medicina (SISUMed), Associazione Culturale Ospedali Storici Italiani (ACOSI) e Gruppo di Storia della Neurologia della Società Italiana di Neurologia (SIN-GSN)

La conferenza si svolgerà presso l’Università La Sapienza di Roma, l’Orto Botanico di Roma e l’Ospedale Santo Spirito in Sassia.

La conferenza sarà in presenza e trasmessa online, previa iscrizione.

Quote di registrazione scontate fino al 15 maggio 2022.

Programma preliminare scaricabile qui

Registrazione qui

ISHN Website:
Conference Twitter: @26thIshn
Referente scientifico: Elisabetta Sirgiovanni (Sapienza)

The 26th Meeting of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences (ISHN) will be held in Rome (Italy) on June 14-18, 2022.

The conference is organized by the Museum of the History of Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome in collaboration with the Museum Pole and the Sapienza Departments of Psychology, Human Neurosciences and Oral and Maxillo-Facial Sciences and in partnership with the Italian Society for Medical Humanities (SISUMed), Cultural Association for Italian Historical Hospitals (ACOSI), and Group for the History of Neurology of the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN-GSN).
The conference will take place at Sapienza University of Rome, Botanical Garden in Rome, and the Santo Spirito in Sassia Hospital.
The conference can be joined in-person and online upon registration.
Discounted fees are applicable until May 15, 2022.
A preliminary program is downloadable here

Link to registration here

ISHN Website:
Conference Twitter: @26thIshn
Local Chair: Elisabetta Sirgiovanni (Sapienza)

Gesture, Abstraction and Embodied Simulation in Poetic Language

When: Mar 18, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Who: Víctor Bermúdez, Postdoctoral Research, Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, University of Salamanca.

What: Gesture, Abstraction and Embodied Simulation in Poetic Language: Chantal Maillard.


Meeting ID: 811 6830 0180

Password: 665734

First International Parma Webinar Women in Neuroscience: The Sense of Touch

When? 30th September – 1st October 

Where? Online 

Attendance at the workshop is free but space is limited. Please register in advance if you want to attend, following the link:

Home (

For more information about the program:

About the Workshop (


Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2021

When? 23rd – 26th September (3- 6 pm)

Where? MS Teams

Please, register to be put on the guest list of the event. 

For more information about the conference:

Program – Cognitive Futures in the Arts and the Humanities 2019 (


There is no conference fee, but you will only be able to enter if you are on the guest list.

If you have any technical queries concerning this, please, write to Pascal Nicklas (

Data Science Colloquium offered by the Case Western Reserve University

The Data Science Colloquium is a project of the Data Science Across the College initiative, organized by the Department of Cognitive Science of the Case Western Reserve University , directed by Timothy Beal and Mark Turner and supported by President (now Emerita) Barbara Snyder, to build on strengths and potentials across many fields, including the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences, to elevate data science and machine learning as a college-wide focus for research, scholarship, and curriculum development.


The Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 colloquium series is run in conjunction with h.lab and takes place on occasional Wednesdays, 3-4pm Eastern Time.


Next date: 14.04.2021 


For the invitation link:


For more information:

Summer School “Pathos. Forms and fortunes of literary emotions”, taking place on August 27-30th, 2019 in the amazing setting of Monopoli, Italy.

Plenary talks by Karin Kukkonen, Françoise Lavocat and Paolo Giovannetti.

We will work on emotions in different literary traditions through various perspectives and methods. Some of the topics and authors covered are: Elena Ferrante, Elsa Morante, sentimentalism, cognitive narratology, fact/fiction, and digital literary studies.

The Summer School is open to anybody interested in the topic, with credits available for graduate students.


Here is the full program:

Registration is open until June, 30th


Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene


While our natural habitat is being degraded by our inability to develop sustainable lifestyles on a planetary scale, arts create immersive environments, opening up new modes of inhabitation. Videogames, literature, cinema, theater, and visual arts design territories, inviting us to explore and to wander, to roam and to contemplate; unproductive activities that disrupt the cycles of neoliberalism and counter the cognitive styles it promotes.

These embodied activities are made possible by the reader/player/spectator’s capacity to immerse herself in texts, by her ability to enter altered states of consciousness. These states of consciousness allow us to dwell in secondary worlds, in which we can spend a significant part of our time and physiological resources, a significant part of our life. What can neuroscience, ecology and the humanities teach us about these states of consciousness, these modes of attention that modulate our encounter with artistic creations and their designed universes? And how do artists build these universes? How do they become a habitat for the “symbolic species” (to use Terrence Deacon’s words)? Can our daily frequentation of these territories change the way we relate to our geophysical, planetary environment?


It is around an intervention by neuroscientist Semir Zeki (University College of London) that we will engage with these questions. This conference is part of the Annual Neurohumanities Meetings held at Sorbonne Nouvelle since 2013, and is organized by the [Science/Literature] research group, EA 4398 PRISMES:


For more information please follow the link below:



250 words abstracts accompanied by a biographical note are to be sent before April 20, 2018, to

Notification of acceptance date: February 28, 2018


Scientific Committee

Alexa Weik von Mossner (Klagenfurt University)

Carl Therrien (University of Montreal)

Alexis Blanchet (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Aude Leblond (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Jonathan Hope (University of Quebec in Montreal)


CFP: IGEL 2018 – Juli 25-28 2018, Stavanger

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 20, 2018.

The International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL) invites submissions to the 2018 biennial conference across all areas of the empirical study of literature and media, including but not limited to, cognitive processing of literature, literature/media and culture, neuroscience and literature, literary reception, reading and emotion, historical study of literature, and corpus analysis of literature.

Submissions may be accepted either as spoken presentations (individual papers or parts of pre-organized symposia) or as poster presentations. The format of spoken presentations (whether paper or symposia) is 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion.

The review committee requires a summary of the presentation. The summary should be 600-800 words and contain a short introduction, a description of the methods as appropriate, and a brief conclusion. The committee will not accept papers or posters based on data that have yet to be collected. Acceptance decisions will be communicated to the authors by March 15, 2018.

Submission Online submission system
(click on the “Abstracts” tab)

Submitters must provide the following information for each submission (see online registration for details):

  • Author information
  • Co-authors (if any)
  • Three to five relevant keywords
  • A 100-word abstract
  • You indicate the format (poster, paper, symposium paper) by ticking the appropriate box


Submitters download/attach the above-mentioned summary, which should include a title and be no longer than 600-800 words (not including bibliography). Please do NOT include author information in the summary.


It should contain a short theoretical introduction/framework, methodological overview (including quantitative or qualitative approach), key findings, and a brief discussion. The summary should be saved using a generic name (e.g. summary.pdf). Proposals that exceed the specified length will not be reviewed.

Inquiries about the submission process or the conference should be sent to (please put “IGEL” in the subject line).


Outstanding Student Paper Award

IGEL will give an Outstanding Student Paper Award. In order to be considered for this award, the first author must be a graduate student, and the student’s supervisor must send a recommendation to describing the student’s contribution to the research project. First authors should indicate the eligibility of their submission using the provided checkbox during the submission process.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 20, 2018.


Additional Information

The official website of IGEL:
The IGEL 2018 conference website:

We look forward to seeing you in Stavanger for the 2018 IGEL conference!


The Neuro Humanities Studies Network aims at creating a multidisciplinary research community in order to develop and structure a linking platform for neuro-scientific, cognitive topics and humanities.

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