January 22, 2008

San Marino Summer School on Social Cognition and Social Narrative

APPLICATION DEADLINE 1 March 2008. Please let your grad students know about this.

The European Science Foundation and the ESF project Consciousness in a Natural and Cultural Context is sponsoring a one-week interdisciplinary collegium/summer school on contemporary research in the area of social cognition, theory of mind, and narrative theory at the University of San Marino in San Marino (geographically within Italy). See the collegium website.

Organizers: Shaun Gallagher, Dan Hutto, Dan Zahavi.

The collegium/summer school is open to a limited number of graduate students and post-doc researchers interested in theory of mind and the role of narrative and embodied intersubjectivity in our understanding of others. Research presentations, discussions, and tutorial sessions will allow researchers and students to share knowledge and interact. Students will have the opportunity to earn 15 points in the ECTS system.

The preliminary list of faculty includes

Cristiano Castelfranchi. Psychology. ISTC-CNR, Rome.
Jonathan Cole. Neurophysiology. Universities of Southampton and Bournsmouth
Stephen M. Fiore. Cognitive Science. University of Central Florida.
Shaun Gallagher. Philosophy/Cognitive Science. Universities of Central Florida & Hertfordshire.
Vittorio Gallese. Neuroscience. Università degli Studi di Parma.
David Herman. English/Project Narrative. Ohio State University.
Jessica Hobson. Psychology. Tavistock/University College London.
Peter Hobson. Developmental Psychopathology. University College London.
Dan Hutto. Philosophy. University of Hertfordshire.
Tjeerd Jellema. Psychology. University of Hull.
Daniela Kloo. Psychiatry. Universität Salzburg, Austria
Andrew Meltzoff. Developmental Psychology. University of Washington
Joëlle Proust. Philosophy, Jean Nicod Institute, Paris.
Andreas Roepstorff. Anthropology/Neuroscience. University of Aarhus.
Stephen Stich. Philosophy. Rutgers University.
Kai Vogeley. Neuropsychology. University of Cologne, Germany.
Patrizia Violi. Semiotics and Communication. Universities of Bologna & San Marino.
Dan Zahavi. Philosophy. University of Copenhagen.

Topics include: social interaction in infancy, folk psychology, theory of mind, simulation theories, interaction theory, social neuroscience, mirror neurons, extended mind, the phenomenology of intersubjectivity, neurological deficits, and the role of narrative in social cognition.

Tuition: free. Funding is available to cover individual travel expenses for some participants. For more information and application procedure please go here.

Application deadline: 1 March 2008

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