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06.06.2011 at 10:00  – 07.06.2011 at 13:00 

Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich

Edmund Russell (RCC) and Angelika Möller (RCC)

Call for Papers – English (pdf, 241 KB)

Program – English (pdf, 808 KB)

Conference Report - English (pdf, 138 KB)

How can neuroscience help us understand the past?

Disciplines can make major advances when they synthesize their ideas and methods with those of other disciplines. This workshop focuses on the ways in which neuroscience might help us understand history (and, ideally, vice versa). Following the lead of Daniel Smail (Deep History and the Brain, 2008), we refer to this synthesis as neurohistory.

  • What ideas and methods have neuroscientists developed that historians can use to shed a new light on the past (and vice versa)?
  • What new research questions can neuroscience suggest for historians (and vice versa)?
  • What are the biggest challenges in developing neurohistory as a field, and how can they be overcome?
  • How might neurohistory shed light on the interaction between people and their environment, in both the past and the present?

The Neurohistory workshop is co-sponsored by:

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This event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required, as space is limited. Please register via email: E-Mail schicken an events@carsoncenter.lmu.de E-Mail