Lectures

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, July 22nd, 16h, SMART Cognitive Science Summer Seminar on “Storage & Computation in Language“, with Tim O’Donnell (MIT) and others. Bungehuis (Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam), room 0.04. See announcement.
  • Wednesday, August 20th, 16h-18h, SMART Cognitive Science Summer Seminar with William Bechtel (UCSD), Levels, levels, and levels: Unpacking the senses relevant to cognitive science (an unorthodox view of Marr’s levels of analysis), and others, Bungehuis (Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam), room 0.04
  • Friday, September 12th, 16h-17h30, Charles Yang (UPenn), Why language evolved only once, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam), room F0.01
  • Friday, October 24th, 16h-17h30, William Foley (Sydney), A Co-evolutionary Approach to Language Categories, P.C. Hoofthuis (Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam), room 1.05
  • Friday, November 28th, 16h-17h30, Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen), title t.b.a., 16h-17h30, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam), room F0.01
  • Friday, January 23d 2015, 16h-17h30, SMART Cognitive Science debate on Shared mechanisms in language and music, panellists t.b.a., 16h-17h30, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam), room C0.17
  • The SMART Cognitive Science International Conference (March 25th-28th 2015), consisting of six workshops on music, language, communication and art (announcement)
  • (people planning other events at the UvA can also look through our google calendar)

SMART Cognitive Science Lectures – Spring 2014

  • February 4th, 15h, SMART Cognitive Science debate on Genes & Linguistics with Simon Fisher (MPI Nijmegen), Johan Bolhuis (Utrecht) and Caroline Junge (UvA) (in conjunction with the ABC lecture by Simon Fisher, see here)
  • March 7th, 16h-17h30, Andrew Nevins, Tooth and Throat Singing: Mondegreens and the Decoding of Sound Structure, OMHP F0.01 (announcement)
  • May 23th, 15h-16h30, Roel Willems (Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen), Mental simulation during narrative comprehension: Insights from neuroimaging. OMHP A008 (announcement)

SMART Cognitive Science Lectures – Fall 2013

  • Thursday, September 26th, 4pm, Wendy Sandler (Haifa), The emergence of complexity in the grammar of the body, PC Hoofthuis, room 1.04 (Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam) (abstract and details)
  • Thursday, October 31st, 4pm, Luc Steels (Brussels, Paris, Barcelona), Fluid Construction Grammar, Building P (Euclides), room 2.27 (Plantage Muidergracht 24, Amsterdam)  (abstract and details)
  • Friday, November 22nd, 4pm, Max Louwerse (Tilburg, Memphis), Symbol Interdependency: Language Encodes Perceptual Relations, OMHP F001 (Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam) (abstract and details)
  • Friday, December 20th, 4pm, SMART Cognitive Debate on the Future of Semantics – jointly with the Amsterdam Colloquium. Discussants: Angelika Kratzer (Amherst), Noah Goodman (Stanford), Matthew Stone (Rutgers), Martin Stokhof (Amsterdam). Location: Building P (Euclides), room 2.27 (Plantage Muidergracht 24, Amsterdam)

SMART Cognitive Science Lectures – Spring 2013

  • Friday February 8th, 16-17h30 – Ray Jackendoff (Tufts): Language, Meaning, and Rational Thought (with an introduction by Willem Zuidema). Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam. For more details, see the abstract.
  • Friday March 8th, 16-17h30 – Eve Clark (Stanford). Language, Interaction, and Acquisition (with an introduction by Raquel Fernandez). Doelenzaal, Singel 421, Amsterdam (abstract)
  • Friday April 5th, 16-17h30 – Lauren Stewart (Goldsmiths, University of London), Congenital Amusia – Why do all the songs sound the same? (with an introduction by Gabor Haden). VOC-zaal, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam (abstract)
  • Friday April 26th, 13-14h45 – SMART CS Debate on Language, thought & recursion with Daniel Everett (Bentley University) and 15h15-16h30, ACLC lecture by Daniel Everett on Language and Culture (abstract). Location: Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam, room F2.01c. See here for information about a live webstream of the events.
  • Friday June 21st, 16-17h30 – Michel DeGraff (MIT), A hitchhiker’s guide to Cognitive Science via Creole studies (with an introduction by Enoch Aboh). For details, see here. VOC-zaal, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam. There is no registration required for the lecture.

SMART Cognitive Science Lectures – Fall 2012

  • Friday 26 October, 16h-17h30 – Afra Alishahi (Tilburg): What computers tell us about human language: the case of learning words (with an introduction by Rens Bod). (abstract)
    Doelenzaal, Singel 421, Amsterdam
  • Friday 23 November, 16h-17h30 – Mark Steedman (Edinburgh): Using Linguistic Knowledge in Natural Language Processing (with an introduction by Khalil Sima’an). (abstract)
    VOC-zaal, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam
  • Friday 14 December, 13h30-15h30 – Marc Slors (Nijmegen): Folk-Psychology as Reconstruction: Why Social-Cognitive Processes Need Not Resemble Their Linguistic Representations (with an introduction by Martin Stokhof). (abstract)

SMART Cognitive Science Lectures – Spring 2012

  • Saturday, 7/1, 16h30-18h30, Daniel Dennett (Tufts University): The Evolution of Reasons (abstract)
  • Wednesday 18/1, 16h-18h, BH0.04, Kevin Knight (USC, ISI): Code-breaking and Language Translation: Some Connections (with an introduction by Khalil Sima’an) (abstract)
  • Tuesday 20/3, 16h-18h, P2.27, CSCA Lecture by Ianthi Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) on Signed and Spoken Language Asymmetries in a Polyglot-Savant (with a SMART CS introduction by Anne Baker, UvA) (abstract)
  • Friday 20/4, 16h-18h, UT3.01, Tecumseh Fitch (Vienna), Music and Language: The Formal Identity Hypothesis (with an introduction by Henkjan Honing, UvA) (abstract)
  • Friday 25/5, 16h-18h, UT3.01, Carel ten Cate (Leiden), On the linguistic abilities of songbirds (with an introduction by Willem Zuidema, UvA) (abstract)
  • Friday 22/6, 16h-18h, Doelenzaal, Östen Dahl (Stockholm), How languages get complex (with an introduction by Kees Hengeveld) (abstract)

Locations: UT3.01 is in the University Theater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16 (next door to Cafe de Jaren); the Doelenzaal is in the University Library, Singel 421, Amsterdam (near the Spui)

SMART Cognitive Science Lectures – December 2011

  • Wednesday 14/12, William Bechtel (UCSD): Deciphering the Neural Code: A Critical Role for Representations in Understanding Cognitive Mechanisms (abstract)