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2012 International Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meeting Begins: 7/22/2012
Meeting Ends: 7/26/2012

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 10/15/2011
Call For Papers Closes: 2/1/2012
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Mind, Society, and Tradition

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: At the 2012 International Meeting, the Mind, Society and Tradition program unit will be organizing two sessions. The first will focus on the theme “Mind and Society in the Biblical World: Toward Integrative Models.” For this session, we are encouraging proposals which focus especially on the interaction between various cultural/social approaches and (broadly understood) cognitive theories. Relevant issues include the relationship between cultural and social memory, theories of social cognition and learning, discussions of the cognitive turn and constructivism, attempts to develop and apply various socio-cognitive, cultural-cognitive or biocultural models for the study of culture and religion, but other suggestions dealing with the interaction of cognition and culture/society are welcome, as well.   For the second session, we are inviting proposals dealing with social-scientific and/or cognitive approaches in the study of biblical texts and traditions, as stated in the description of the program unit.

Program Unit Chairs

Istvan Czachesz
Risto Uro

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