The Program

May 21st 2009
UCP Lisboa, Palma de Cima, Sala de Exposições

Opening session: 15.00 - 15.15

Afternoon Session: 15.15-18.30

General topic: From Body to Mind to Culture (Embodiment and the unification of science and humanities)

Mark Turner: The Embodied Mind and the Origins of Human Culture

Alexandre Castro Caldas: The neurophysiologic foundations of human cognition

Peter Hanenberg: Cognitive Culture Studies – a path toward the unification of science and humanities

May 22nd 2009
UCP Lisboa, Palma de Cima, Sala de Exposições

Morning session: 10.00-13.00

General topic: Culture Studies in the Age of Cognitive Science

Per Aage Brandt: What is human culture? From cognitive unity to cultural diversity (and back again)

Ansgar Nünning: Crises and Catastrophes: The Uses of Cognitive Metaphor Theory for the Study of Culture

Augusto Soares da Silva: What is in a word? Linguistic representations, culture(s) and the negotiation of meaning

Afternoon session: 15.00-18.00

General topic: Applying cognitive science to the study of cultural products

Maria Clotilde Almeida: More on forbidden-fruit blending: prying into Portuguese minds

Ana Margarida Abrantes: Narrative – a key concept for cognition and culture

Vera Nünning - Interfaces between Sciences, Literature and the Humanities

Closing remarks