Neuro Humanities Studies

ENID Teach – NOOC Collaborative and Research Methodology

 19th November – 19th December 2023

The NewHums Research Centre kindly invites everyone to join the NOOC Collaborative and Research Methodology. 


What is this NOOC

This course (NOOC) is part of the training proposal by the project Erasmus+, “European network in D-flexible teaching (ENID-Teach)”, PROJECT NUMBER – 2021-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000027551, KA220-HED – Cooperation partnerships in higher education, coordinated by UNED – Spain. The main goal of the project is to provide digital training to university lecturers about specific teaching and research methodologies, which can be used and improved introducing digital tools and environments.

This course, produced by University of Catania, introduces participants to the Collaborative and Research Methodology and how digital tools can improve the teaching practice. The course will present the theory of collaborative teaching and research as based on three main theoretical pillars: constructivism, distributed cognition and computer supported collaborative learning. It will also introduce some digital tools to be used to enrich the teaching practice.

More Info

The course is free of charge and is addressed specifically to university lectures.

An active participation in the NOOC

Cognitive Futures 2024 @ University of Catania

Deadline: 15th January 2024

10 years Cognitive Futures in The Arts and Humanities

From 4E to 5E Cognition: about Emotions

June 3-5, 2024 – Aesthetic Emotions

10 years ago the series of Cognitive Future conferences started in Bangor, moved to Durham, Oxford, Stony Brook, Kent, Mainz and was held online (instead of in Osnabrück) during pandemic emergency. The war prevented its taking place in St. Petersburg. This year it took place in Warsaw; in 2024 it will be Catania – with a ten-year anniversary.The focus will be on the latest epistemic paradigm of 4E Cognition and

Linguaggio come Prisma

A very interesting meeting at the Bendectine Monastery in Catania

Poster – Linguaggio come Prisma

Master Executive NEUROSCIENCE and ART – Bologna

Would you like to acquire technical-scientific skills that enable you to take an innovative approach to projects in the field of art?

Would you like to know what Neuroaesthetics is all about and understand its importance in museum educational proposals and exhibition practices?

Here is the new edition of the Executive Master in NEUROSCIENCE and ART, starting on 14 January 2023 in Bologna.

What you will study:

  • The visual process by the brain and the areas of aesthetic processing
  • Emotional marketing and the construction of the memory of an event
  • Ethics and cognitive science
  • Neuroaesthetics and its applications
  • Museum education as interactivity on the territory
  • The didactics of art as therapy
  • Hybridisation practices between art and science


The lecturers in charge of the training course, from prestigious universities and important museums, will accompany you in the development of the project of your interest, with a final operational workshop.

Here more information about the course (in Italian)

Call for Paper BRUMAL

The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico /Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.

Scholars who wish to contribute to either of these two sections should send us their articles registering as authors on our web page. The Guidelines for Submissions may be found on the Submissions section of the web page.

Special Issue: “Fantastic Narratives and Cognition“, coord. Benito Elías García-Valero. 

Deadline: June 15, 2022


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)

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

NHS Directors in Naples

Wednesday 17 April 2019 at the University of Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples)  the NeuroHumanities Studies Directors, Grazia Pulvirenti and Renata Gambino, presented their new books “The Narrative Mind of Heinrich von Kleist” and “Stories. Minds. Worlds. A Neurohermeneutic approach to literature”.


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.

Please check regularly and join us on Facebook for updates.


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!


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