Our Institute


The International Cognition & Culture Institute (ICCI) was founded in September 2008 thanks to an initial grant from the London School of Economics and Political Science and support from the Institut Jean Nicod (ENS, EHESS, CNRS) in Paris. Since 2015, the website is hosted by the Budapest CEU Social Mind Center.

The rationale for this Web Institute is twofold:

  1. Scholars in the emerging cross-disciplinary field of cognition and culture studies are scattered around the world and few (if any) institutions has a sufficient number and variety of them for optimal research and teaching. It is in the very nature of this field to call for international and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  2. A number of programs are, of course, already contributing to the networking made necessary by the emergence of this new field. We see our Web Institute, with no time limit and no fixed agenda, as complementary to these more focused initiatives.


The website of the International Cognition & Culture Institute has, as permanent features, a blog section meant to stimulate and a news section meant to inform. We also organize online workshops, book-clubs, and other events We of course welcome initiatives and suggestions. Successful web institutions typically evolve in directions that had not been foreseen, let alone planned, and we look forward to being observant participants in such an evolution.


The ICCI team

Dan Sperber (Director)
Olivier Morin (Blogmaster)
Tiffany Morisseau (Webmistress)

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