Proposals for 20 minute papers and preformed panels are welcomed for the 2nd International Conference of the AHRC funded Cognitive Futures in the Humanities Research Network, which will take place at Durham University 24-26th April 2014.  The purpose is to explore, and critically evaluate, new ways of working in the arts and humanities that respond to concepts developed in the sciences of mind and brain. It will be an interdisciplinary conference for researchers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, narratology, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance studies, and beyond.  The aim is to identify how the ‘cognitive humanities’ can emerge as a dynamic and critical field of enquiry.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers include

  • 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)

There will also be a rountable discussion on interdisciplinarity including Ellen Spolsky (Bar Ilan University) and Michael Wheeler (Sirling University).

Please send 250-word proposals to by 1st December 2013. Further information about this call for papers can be found here