Summer School “Recent Developments in Situated Cognition”

The DFG-Graduiertenkolleg/Research Training Group (RTG) “Situated
Cognition” presents:

Recent Developments in Situated Cognition – Empirical and Philosophical
– Summer School –
23. – 26.09.2019
Ruhr-University Bochum

Call for papers and posters – deadline extended

The summer school aims to provide state-of-the-art scientific and
research-oriented training on recent developments in situated approaches
to cognition in various research fields such as philosophy, psychology,
and neuroscience. We invite highly promising doctoral students and early
postdoctoral researchers from European and overseas universities and
research institutions. The open and constructive setting provides an
opportunity for networking, which is complemented by intensive
discussions and interactions with leading experts and fellow students.

Call for papers and posters:

Tuition is free, thanks to the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg/Research Training
Group “Situated Cognition” located at the Ruhr University Bochum and the
University of Osnabrück.

We invite applications from PhD students and post-doctoral researchers
for poster presentations and a few contributing talks. Accepted
presenters who do not have their own institutional funding will receive
support: 150 Euros for those based in Europe and 250 Euro for non-EU
students or researchers. This support will be limited to 20 persons (to
be decided after acceptance).


Leading researchers from the fields of philosophy, experimental and
developmental psychology, as well as cognitive neuroscience will present
state-of-the-art research in the following areas:

* situated social cognition
* the concept of mental representation
* the role of gestures for cognition
* situated cognitive development
* spatial navigation
* perception-cognition interrelation
* agency & perception-action

List of confirmed keynote speakers (alphabetical order):

* Olaf Blanke (Neuroscience, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
* Shaun Gallagher (Philosophy, University of Memphis, USA)
* Autumn Hostetter (Psychology, Kalamazoo College, USA)
* Fiona Macpherson (Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Scotland)
* Nicholas Shea (Philosophy, King’s College London, UK)
* Tricia (Striano) Skoler (Psychology, Hunter College, USA)
* Thomas Staufenbiel (Psychology, Universität Osnabrück, Germany)

Further speakers tba. These will include those selected in the course of
the call for papers.

How to apply?

Applicants are asked to submit the following until June 15 (notification
of acceptance in late June): Completed online application in EasyChair
by uploading one PDF file containing:

* a statement of interest/motivation (not more than 300 words)
* CV, including a list of publications (if applicable)
* an abstract of 500-700 words summarizing the presentation with a
statement whether the application is for a poster, a talk, or both

Organized by members of the RTG “Situated Cognition”:
Albert Newen (Bochum), Beate Krickel (Bochum), Achim Stephan
(Osnabrück), Peter König (Osnabrück)

For further information, please visit our website or send us an email.