Neuro Humanities Studies

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

SEE: https://revistes.uab.cat/brumal/brumal/brumal/announcement/view/6

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: www.ishn.org
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: www.ishn.org
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: http://bit.ly/ENTbro

Registration is open until June, 30thhttp://bit.ly/ent2019

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 lesesenteret@uis.no (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 lesesenteret@uis.no 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 http://igel2018.no/ regularly and join us on Facebook for updates.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 20, 2018.

 

Additional Information

The official website of IGEL: http://www.igel.uni-goettingen.de/
The IGEL 2018 conference website: http://igel2018.no/

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

14 PhD Positions at the University of Verona (Italy) – INVITE Programme

The University of Verona is going to open a call for applications for 14 PhD positions within the EU-funded project INVITE.

We kindly ask you to promote this initiative on you website or by your own communication channels (social networks, newsletter).

The INVITE call for applications officially opens on 15 January 2018 and closes on 16 April 2018 at 2 p.m.

INVITE is a doctoral programme of the University of Verona with a strong inter-sectoralinter-disciplinary and international dimension. It is co-financed by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754345 and by the Regione del Veneto.
The 14 available positions allow to perform competitive high quality scientific research in the following area: from Arts and Humanities to Legal and Economic Sciences, from Health and Life Sciences to Natural and Engineering Sciences.

In particular we would like to draw your attentions to the following research area: The experience of the Other: the stranger, the foreigner, the different, the outsider, the unknown within the Phd programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics.

More information on the INVITE website: http://sites.centri.univr.it/invite/the-call/research-areas/experience-stranger/

The INVITE doctoral programme aims to encourage each student’s intellectual curiosity and support the acquisition of critical thinking skills by training them in the use of innovative theoretical tools and practical methods.

INVITE is open to early-stage researchers of any age and nationality and from any country. Few restrictions apply to candidates:

  • They must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline;
  • They must hold a Master’s Degree (Master of Science or Master of Arts) or similar degree equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale / Specialisticathat, in their country of origin, grants access to PhD programmes;
  • They must not already hold a PhD and must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience.

On the Press room page (http://sites.centri.univr.it/invite/press-room/) you will find some pictures and a short presentation you can use to promote the call for applications.

For further information about the call you can visit the INVITE website (http://www.univr.it/invite) or you can contact us by email (invite@ateneo.univr.it), or download this file INVITE PhD Position information file.

 

CFP: Emotions and Cognition: Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience in Dialogue

RiFP – Rivista internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia

Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

What is an emotion? What is the relationship between emotion and cognition? How can one best articulate the distinction, if there is one, between cognition and emotion? What is the function of emotion with respect to cognition? And what contribution can neuroscience make to our understanding of emotions and the relationship between cognition and emotion? These are just a few of the key questions addressed by those philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists who investigate emotional experience.

RiFP – Rivista internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, with the support of SINe – Società italiana di Neuroetica e Filosofia delle Neuroscienze, seeks to promote a broad interdisciplinary discussion on these themes for the first issue in 2017. RIFP and SINe invite all scholars who wish to contribute to this discussion to send original manuscripts on the relationship between emotion and cognition, from a theoretical and/or empirical and/or historical approach. The sub-themes of the present call for papers include, but are not limited to:

(a) work that focuses, including from a historical perspective, on the relationship between emotions and knowledge, by defining the possible differences between, or identity of, emotional experiences and cognitive processes. The relationship

Training School: “Empirical Methods for Humanities Scholars”

Dates of the Training School: 22 – 24 September 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The International Society for Empirical Studies of Literature (IGEL) is collaborating with the COST Action group E-READ to organize its first Training School in Empirical Methods for the Humanities. The Training School will be hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on the 22d until the 24th of September of this year.

The aims of the Training School are to teach early career researchers coming from the Humanities the basics of empirical research methodology and to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration. The participants will learn – through lectures and hands on sessions – to design and set up an experiment; to decide on measuring devices and statistical tests, to use statistical procedures to explore data and conduct basic inferential tests, and to report results.

Integral to this training school is the mentor system we are currently setting up. We will match every participant to a researcher that is a member of our IGEL/E-Read community with similar research interests. That researcher will mentor the participant before the training school – providing guidance to the participant to further develop their research question – and after the training school – collaborating with the participant to conduct and report the experiment developed during the training school.

There are 10 places available in the training school. These 10 participants will be awarded a fellowship that covers the accommodation (incl. breakfast), the training school (incl. lunch and coffee) and a social activity on Saturday afternoon.If you want to participate, please send your application, including:

  • Your personal information (name, affiliation, research area/interest)
  • A brief motivation of why you would like to participate in the training school
  • A research question plus a brief description of the research project you would like to develop over the course of the training school

to Dr. Moniek Kuijpers atigelboard@gmail.com before the 30th of May.

If you have any questions about the training school or the application procedure you can send an email to igelboard@gmail.com

Second NeuroHumanities Dialogue

Metaphors as Source of Creative Thought

June 4, 5, 6, 2015

Neuro Humanities Studies
University of Catania
Department of Humanities

The Neuro Humanities Research Group of the University of Catania (Italy) is proud to announce the Second NeuroHumanities Dialogue, “Metaphors as source of creative thought”, which is going to take place on June 4, 6 and 7, 2015 at the Machiavelli Theatre, University Square, Catania (Italy).

The Neuro Humanities Studies Network, directed by Grazia Pulvirenti and Renata Gambino from  University of Catania, from 2011 aims at creating a multidisciplinary research community in order to develop and structure a linking platform for neuro-scientific, cognitive topics and humanities.

After an inspiring and ground-breaking First Neuro Humanities Dialogue about “Neuroaesthetics and Cognitive Poetics” at the University of Catania in 2014, the second edition of the Dialogue addresses relevant questions of the recent discussion about metaphors, such as: their cognitive value  and the concomitant neural processes, their embodied nature, the difference between metaphors conventionalized in language and discourse and novel ones, deliberate and non-deliberate metaphors.

Keynote speakers of the “Dialogue” 2015 are Neurologist Anjan Chatterjee from the University of Pennsylvania and Humanities Scholar Gerard Steen, Director of the Metaphor Lab and Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Amsterdam. The peculiarity of the meeting relies on its format: a real dialogue between two keynote speakers and ten discussants  from University of Osnabrück (Germany), Potsdam (Germany), Warsaw (Poland), Duke (USA), Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle, France), Bari, Palermo e Naples (Italy).

The convention is going to take place at the Machiavelli Theater, historic site in Catania, which was recently reopened thanks to the effort of the Department of Humanities at University of Catania and the non-profit Association INGRESSO LIBERO, founded in 2009 by the theatre director and pedagogue Lamberto Puggelli.

For further details, visit the website:  http://www.neurohumanitiestudies.eu/NHS2015/

 

Directors
Grazia Pulvirenti
Renata Gambino

Assistant Director
Federica Abramo (federica.ab@gmail.com)

Secretary Office
Simona Di Mari (simo_d_86@hotmail.it)
Sabrina Apa (sabrinaapa27@gmail.com)

Communication Office
Natalia Scandurra (natalia.scandurra@gmail.com)

 

Neuro Humanities Studies Research Group
University of Catania
Monastero dei Benedettini
Piazza Dante, 32 – 95124 Catania

neuhums@gmail.com

 

Project

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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