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IACSR meetings

Upcoming IACSR meeting

The IACSR is pleased to announce that its 2014 meeting will be held in Brno, Czech Republic on the 20-22 June. More information is available on the conference website: here.

Past IACSR meetings

in conjunction with CogSci 2013 meeting, Berlin, Germany.

in conjunction with CogSci 2011 meeting: “Expanding the Space of Cognitive Science”

July 20-23, 2011, Boston, USA.

IACSR General Assembly

        August 16, 2010, Toronto, Canada

        In conjunction with the 20th Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)

IACSR meeting

        July 29, 2009, Free University of Amsterdam

        In conjunction with the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

IACSR General Assembly
        May 30, 2008, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark.

IACSR inaugural meeting
        January 7, 2006, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark.

Other events in the Cognitive Science of Religion

Summer University course in Experimental Methods in the Study of Cognition and Culture

Aarhus University, Denmark, August 1 – 26, 2011.

For more information, see here

Summer Workshop on Cognitive Science/Neuroscience and the Humanities

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

25 July – 5 August 2011

For more information, see here

Cognitive Science of Religion Consultation, American Academy of Religion 2011 Annual Meeting

November 18-21, San Francisco

For more information, see here

Cognition in the Laboratory and Cognition in the Wild

September 16-17, MINDLab, Aarhus University, Denmark.

For more information, see here

First International Workshop on the Cognitive Study of Religious Texts

March 3-4 2010, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
For more information, see

Towards a Unified Science of Religion

        February 12-14, 2010, A Conference Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, New Zealand. Keynote speakers: Harvey Whitehouse, Jesse Bering, and David Sloan Wilson. For more information, see here

The Evolution of Brain, Mind and Culture

        November 12-13, 2009, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia USA.  Keynote speaker:  Matt Ridley; Additional Speakers:  Jim Rilling, Richard Passingham, Todd Preuss, Melvin Konner, Pascal Boyer, Debra Lieberman, Frans de Waal, Sally McBrearty, and Joe Henrich.  For more information see here.

Loose Ends in the Cognitive Study Religion and Culture

        November 6-7, 2009, Brno (Czech Republic). Keynote speakers: Armin W. Geertz, Jesper Sørensen. For more information see here

Religious Ritual, Cognition and Culture
        May 28-30, 2008, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark. Keynote Speakers: Marc Bekoff, Michael Houseman, Pierre M. Lienard, Luther H. Martin, Richard Sosis, Ann Taves, Quinton Deeley. For more information see here

Religion and Violence Symposium: Evolutionary and Political Perspectives
        October 11-13, 2007, Webster University, Saint Louis. Speakers: Pascal Boyer, E. Thomas Lawson, Pierre Liénard, Richard Wrangham and others. For more information see here

Human Mind - Human Kind
        August 15-18, 2007, Aarhus, Denmark
Key note speakers: David Buss, Leda Cosmides, Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Dennis L. Krebs, David Lewis Williams, Ara Norenzayan and Franz B.M. De Waal. For more information see

First International Workshop on Cognition and Culture
        August 1 2007, Nashville, TN, USA. The one-day workshop held in conjunction with the 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society will include presentation of invited papers as well as reviewed submissions. Call for papers here. Papers Due: April 1, 2007

Mind, Society and tradition
July 22-26 2007, Vienna, Austria. This is a SBL program. For more information about the background see here, and for call for papers here.

Symbolization in Religion, Cognition and Culture
May 31 - June 2 2007, Aarhus, Denmark. See the call for papers here.

Past Minds: Evolution, Cognition and History
May 25-26 2007, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Only by invitation. See call for papers here. The program for the conference can be seen here.

Evolution of Religion
January 3-10, 2007 on Oahu, Hawaii
Key note speaker: Harvey Whitehouse. For more information on the conference see

Institute of Cognition and Culture Symposium: "Evolution of Religion"
October 30, 2006, Belfast, Northern Ireland. List of speakers here.

International Workshops on Religion and Cognition
        April 6-7 2006, Groningen, The Netherlands. For more information see here.

Origins of Religion, Cognition, and Culture.
        January 5-7 2006, Aarhus, Denmark. More information and Call for papers here. See pictures from the conference here.

Unveiling the hidden – an interdisciplinary conference on  divination.
        August 1-3 2005, Copenhagen. The conference has cognition and religion as a general theme.