Competiton ACRI - Young Investigators Training Program

Competiton ACRI - Young Investigators Training Program (under 40) - Aesthetics of Emotions: Arts and Cognitive Science.

This competition aims to award 13 one-month research visit fellowships in Italy to as many young investigators of any nationality carrying out research outside of Italy.

The project Aesthetics of Emotions: Arts and Cognitive Science, financed by ACRI, aims to investigate the relation between aesthetics and the cognitive Sciences from an original, interdisciplinary and transversal point of view.

The project will take place from 26th September to 28th October, 2016. During this period, the 13 researchers selected will work in one of the 8 host institutions (as detailed below).

The project will end with a conference at the Università degli Studi di Milano. The selected researchers and some of the tutors of the 8 host institutions will attend the conference as speakers. Some of the most prominent scholars in the scientific fields involved will also attend and present at the conference. Among these are Peter Lamarque (University of York), Winfried Menninghaus and Alessandro Tavano (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics), Mireille Losco-Lena (Passages XX-XXI, Université Lyon 2), Patrik Juslin (Uppsala Universitet), Julien Deonna (University of Geneva), Jérôme Pelletier (Institut Jean Nicod), Maria Filomena Molder (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Carole Talon-Hugon (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis).

The conference will last three days, from 26th to 28th October. It will be divided into three different sections:

(1) Aesthetics of the Emotions;

(2) Philosophy of the Emotions;

(3) Cognitive Science of the Emotions.

Each one of the 13 young researchers selected will be assigned to one of  8 Departments at 8 host institutions: Università degli Studi di Milano, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’orientale, Università della Calabria, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università degli Studi di Parma.

The deadline for submission of applications is May 2nd, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (CET).  Link


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