Monday, November 05, 2007
CFP: "Cognitive Classics," Royal Holloway College and the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, and Open University, July 4-5, 2008.
A conference devoted to exploring interdisciplinary work between classics (and in particular: Greek literature) and cognitive science, organised by the Classical Studies Department at the Open University, the Classics Department at Royal Holloway, and the Institute of Classical Studies. The conference will be held at the Open University’s London campus (Hawley Crescent, Camden). Description: One of the most exciting developments in the humanities at the moment is the 'cognitive turn' represented in literary studies by such scholars as George Lakoff, Mark Turner and Ellen Spolsky: the growing awareness of the central relevance to traditional humanities disciplines of both empirical and theoretical research on how the human mind organises and processes information. An increasing number of classicists too are active in this area of convergence between the humanities and sciences. This conference will bring together several of them. Further details may be found here: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/cognitive-classics/.