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IACSR 2016 at UBC, Vancouver

6th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion Vancouver, August 22-24, 2016.
Sponsored by the Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture (HECC), and the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (CERC), funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Keynote speakers:
Joseph Henrich, Harvard University
Cristine Legare, The University of Texas at Austin

Featured panel:
Hacking the mind: Using computer models to study religious minds in silicon sponsored by the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

Student awards:
The IACSR will sponsor two student awards. The best paper and the best poster submitted by a student will each receive free registration and accommodation at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Submissions:
To submit a proposal for a paper, panel, or poster, please email our Secretary General, Dimitris Xygalatas with your full affiliation and an abstract of no more than 250 words.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

The Cognitive Science of Religion is an interdisciplinary research area. We therefore encourage empirical and theoretical papers representing the current state-of-the-art research on religion and cognition from all areas of the humanities, social, and natural sciences.

accommodation The conference will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St. To get the special rates reserved for attendees, go to www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/HECC




Past Events at the 2015 AAR in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Official IACSR sponsored panels are marked with ***

For more information see the AAR program guide HERE.

Title Date & Time Location Program Code
Theory in a Time of Excess: What the Cognitive Science of Religion Is (And Is Not) Friday, 2:00 PM–3:50 PM Hilton-311 (Level 3) P20-215
Theory in a Time of Excess: Of Cognitive Science, Bricolage, and Brandom Friday, 4:00 PM–5:50 PM Hilton-311 (Level 3) P20-314
Morality Without Religion: Empathy, Fairness, and Prosocial Primates Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM Hyatt-Regency (Ballroom Level) A21-118
Cross-Cultural and Cognitive Approaches to Changes in Sense of Self Saturday, 4:00 PM–6:30 PM Hilton-Grand Ballroom C (Level 2) A21-313
Current Approaches to Religious Cognition*** Sunday, 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Marriott-M102 (Marquis Level) P22-109
Religion, Emotion, and Cognition Sunday, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM Marriott-International 9 (International Level) A22-265
How We Got This Way: Cognitive and Evolutionary Approaches to Religious Ideology Monday, 1:00 PM–3:30 PM Hilton-Crystal CD (Level 1) A23-221
Critical Perspectives on the Cognitive Science of Religion Monday, 4:00 PM–6:30 PM Hilton-401-402 (Level 4) A23-321

IACSR 2015 at the IAHR in Erfurt, Germany

The IACSR is pleased to report that they had many panels and meetings during the IAHR conference. We can expect new collaborations and outputs from the conference. They will be posted to our website and Facebook page as they become available

IACSR 2014 at LEVYNA, Brno, Czech Republic

The IACSR 2014 conference was held in Brno, Czech Republic, hosted by the LEVYNA lab at Masaryk University. It was a great success and we look forward to a productive and busy 2015.

IACSR at AAR 2015

The IACSR will have a number of meetings at the 2015 AAR conference. Read more on the AAR website.

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