Chair in the Philosophy of Mind: Durham University (Applications close 16 July 2015)

The Durham University Department of Philosophy is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar working in any part of the philosophy of mind, broadly construed so as to include philosophy of psychology, psychiatry and/or cognitive science. We are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in both ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ philosophical traditions. Our staff and Read the full article…

Why the Humanities: Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences (CfP, Kent State University Ohio, 9-12 July 2015

The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop the following key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well being but Read the full article…

Human – Non-Human Interactions and the Medical Humanities (Durham, Seminar, 4th December 2014)

St Chad’s College Durham University 12pm–2pm The Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University will host another of its ‘Affiliate’s Lunches‘ on Dec 4th, focussing on ‘Human – Non-Human Interactions’. Professor David Herman (Department of English Studies) and Dr Andrew Russell (Department of Anthropology) will offer very different perspectives on this topic and all are Read the full article…

The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain (CfP, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, 30-31March 2015)

Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Philosophy Department, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany March 30 – March 31, 2015 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS It is now almost 25 years since the U.S. Congress authorized the then president, George Bush Sr., to proclaim the decade beginning January 1, 1990 as the Decade Read the full article…

Cognitive Futures in the Humanities (CfP, 2nd International Conference, Durham, 24-26 April 2014)

The 2nd International Conference of Cognitive Futures in the Humanities will take place at Durham University, 24-26 April 2014. Please download the Cognitive Futures 2 CFP. CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS ALAN RICHARDSON (Boston College) PATRICIA WAUGH (Durham University) MARK ROWLANDS (University of Miami) DAVID HERMAN (Durham University) ALAN PALMER (Independent scholar) VYVYAN EVANS (Bangor University) PLUS Read the full article…

Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind: Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach

David Herman writes: I feel very fortunate indeed to be joining the Department of English Studies at Durham University, which is chock full of brilliant scholars doing cutting-edge research and teaching. Equally pathbreaking work is being done under the auspices of Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities, so I am doubly honored to have this opportunity Read the full article…