The Social Self – Summer School in Alghero

Alghero Summer School, 20-27, September 2009

The Social Self

Application deadline: June 30, 2009

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sassari , the Department of Philosophy of the University of Milano, the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Parma organize a one week summer school on contemporary research on philosophical and psychological models as well as neural mechanisms underlying the sense of Self shaped trouhg the intersubjective experience.

The aim of the summer school is to provide a limited number of qualified students with the opportunity to attend short-courses of six hours (two hours each day), as well as main lectures of two hours (one hour talk, one hour discussion), focused on the analysis of the social roots of the Self. Research presentations and discussions sessions will allow researchers and students to share knowledge and interact.

English will be the official language.

The list of faculty includes:

Salvatore Aglioti (Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università La Sapienza, Roma) Jose L. Bermudez (Philosophy Deparment Washington University) Greg Currie (Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham) Shaun Gallagher (Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida) Vittorio Gallese (Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma) Peter Hobson (Institute of Child Health, UCL, London) Jessica Hobson (Institute of Child Health, UCL, London) Matteo Mameli (Department of Philosophy, King's College, London) Andrew Meltzoff (Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences,University of Washington) Georg Northoff (Laboratory of Neuroimaging and Neurophilosophy,University of Magdeburg) Vasudevi Reddy (Department of Psychology, Portsmouth University) Barry Smith (Department of Philosophy, UCL, London) Natalie Sebanz (Radboud University Nijmegen Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour Centre for Cognition) Kim Sterelny (Victoria University, Wellington)

We invite on line submission by graduates and young researches who have obtained their PhD within the last five years. Candidates must complete the application form available on the summer school web site:

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2009. Acceptance will be notified by July 15, 2009.

The registration fee is 300 euro and will be paid at the act of registration. Travel and accommodation will be at the applicant expenses. The registration fee includes two social dinners and the opportunity to resort to hotels, restaurants and pubs that have an agreement with us. A list of agreed hotels will be available on the summer school web site.

Alghero is located on the west cost of Sardinia Island (Italy) and is easily reachable by plane (Alghero Airport) and by boat (Porto Torres). More info: City of Alghero Sardinia Google map.


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