After successful and stimulating conferences at Bangor, Durham, Oxford, Helsinki, Stony Brook and Canterbury, the “Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities” research network will hold its 2019 conference in Mainz, Germany.
The conference will focus on questions of methodology: on how cognitive research is performed in the Humanities, on how we design our research, on how we ask questions and try to find answers. How do we share cognitive worlds? How do we analyse them? How do we analyse the methods for sharing them? How do we keep on top of changing scientific paradigms? How do we integrate scientific methodologies into the humanities and vice versa? What constitutes “good” interdisciplinarity? While the conference focuses on cognition, we do not mean to restrict ourselves to the natural sciences: we invite the whole range of the approaches practiced in the Cognitive Futures Network to methodological, epistemological, and practical self-reflection. Conference participants are encouraged to present current research or project drafts to share material, receive feedback and further the Network.
The Open University
Short abstracts (up to 250 words) for posters or 20min presentations, plus a short biographical note and 3-5 key terms are invited by 31 January 2019.
We encourage interdisciplinary approaches, co-presentations, poster presentations and performative modes of delivery.
We also welcome pre-formed panels which may include up to 4 papers. Please, submit the panel description (150 words) separately and give the names of the panellists. Abstracts of papers for pre-formed panels will, please, indicate which panel they belong to.