The network wishes to thank Dr Merja Polvinen and Dr Karin Kukkonen profusely for organising the 4th international Cognitive Futures conference at the University of Helsinki in June 2016, which was a huge success.

An archive of the event will be made available soon.

helsinkiThe conference reception in the beautiful University of Helsinki Main Building on Unioninkatu.


The next major network conference will take place in Oxford, on 13-15 April 2015. Click here for the call for papers. Cognitive Futures is grateful to Dr Ben Morgan and Dr Sowon Park of Oxford University for taking on the role of conference organisers. Any enquiries about the conference can be emailed to Ben or Sowon.

2nd International Conference, Durham University, UK, 24-26 April 2014

The call for papers is now closed – to register for the conference click here.

For details of the conference click on the menu tab ‘Durham 2014’.

Poster Durham

Interested in live-Tweeting from the Cognitive Futures in the Humanities conference? The conference hashtag for the three days at Bangor University is #coghumanities

The first major conference organised in association with the Cognitive Futures in the Humanities research network is held at Bangor University on 4-6 April, 2013. Click here to visit the dedicated conference site.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve)
  • Elena Semino (Lancaster University)
  • Ellen Spolsky (Bar Ilan University)
  • Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham)
  • Lisa Zunshine (University of Kentucky)
  • Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)

The conference features themed and general sessions, with over 100 papers, and contributions from leading scholars such as Patricia Waugh, David Miall and Michael Wheeler. A full version of the programme is available here.

1st International Conference, Bangor University, 4-6 April 2013. Further details available HERE