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Classics and Cognitive Theory - 27-28/10/2016, New York (USA)

The field of cognitive theory, also known as cognitive science, is an interdisciplinary area that examines the processes of the mind and draws from research in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, linguistics, anthropology and cognitive archaeology. In recent years, cognitive approaches to the humanities have started to proliferate with work on language, literature, performance, ritual and religion, perception, and emotions. We are now starting to see scholars working on different aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity engage with the cognitive sciences in a variety of forms. This conference seeks to bring together several of them to explore this rich and stimulating new direction for classics.

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 27-28/10/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Center for Ancient Studies, University of New York (New York, USA)





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 Silver Center for Arts and Science 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access) Session 1: The Heights Lounge, Room 170 Sessions 2-4: Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 102 SESSION 1 9:00 a.m. Early Career Scholars’ Presentations and Workshop Jennifer Devereaux, Alexander Forte, Hanna Golab, Javier Gomez-Lavin, Sarah Olsen, Goda Thangada, Alessandro Buccheri SESSION 2 1:00 p.m. Reading the Critic’s Mind Alessandro Vatri, University of Oxford 1:30 p.m. Overimitation: Roman Orthopraxy in Light of a Cognitive Universal Jacob Mackey, Queen’s College 2:00 p.m. Roman Artificial Memory as Distributed System Andrew Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin 2:30 p.m. The Care of Souls in Late Antique Monasticism: Cognition and Discipline Paul Dilley, University of Iowa SESSION 3 3:30 p.m. A Cognitive-Linguistic Approach to the Historic Present in Livy and Tacitus Lidewij van Gils and Caroline Kroon, University of Amsterdam 4:00 p.m. Immersed in the Storyworld: A Cognitive Linguistic-Narratological Approach Rutger J. Allan, University of Amsterdam 4:30 p.m. From Syntax to Story: The Value of Cognitive Science in Teaching Latin Reading Skills and Text Comprehension Suzanne Adema, University of Amsterdam SESSION 4: KEYNOTE ADDRESS 5:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU Peter Meineck, NYU 5:45 p.m. Strange: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Embrace the Cognitive Humanities Gabrielle Starr, NYU 6:45 p.m. Public Reception FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 802 SESSION 5 9:00 a.m. Animal Sacrifices in Roman Asia Minor Günther Schörner, University of Vienna 9:30a.m. Archaeologies of the Imagination: Creativity, Kinesis, and Cognition in Greek Visual Culture Joan Breton Connelly, NYU 10:00 a.m. Towards a Processual Understanding of Roman Commemorative Monuments Diana Y. Ng, University of Michigan-Dearborn SESSION 6 11:00 a.m. Cognitive Dissonance in the Political and Religious History of Hellenistic Athens Thomas Martin, College of the Holy Cross 11:30 a.m. Emotions First. Epistemic Emotions in Plato’s Dialogically Extended Cognition Laura Candiotto, University of Edinburgh 12:00 p.m. Roman Cultural Semantics: Image Schemas, Metaphors, and Folk Models of Understanding of Ancient Language and Culture William Short, University of Texas at San Antonio 12:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK SESSION 7 1:30 p.m. Reading the Mind of Ajax Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania 2:00 p.m. What Do We Actually See on Stage? A Cognitive Approach to the Interaction of Visual and Aural Effects in the Performance of Greek Tragedy Anne-Sophie Noel, ENS Lyon 2:30 p.m. Life beyond the Poem: The Odyssey’s Open End Joel Christensen, Brandeis University 3:00 p.m. Positive Emotion and Cognition in the Spectating of Aristophanic Comedy Angeliki Varakis, University of Kent 3:30 p.m. The Roman Army as a Rabble in Tacitus Histories I Garrett Fagan, Pennsylvania State University

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