The Unconventional Memory Workshop (12 - 13 September 2023)
Idea & Motivation
Recent philosophical and scientific research has aimed to widen the boundaries of what we think memory is as well as where and how we think it occurs. This workshop is dedicated to the implications of research on these “unconventional” cases of memory. These cases include, but are not limited to:
- Odd memory phenomena (or memory quirks) in humans
- Memory in non-humans, including other biological and non-biological systems
- Systems that are conventionally thought to be orthogonal to memory, such as hereditary or immune systems
- Accounts of memory from research programs like 4E cognition, minimal cognition, basal cognition, or ecological psychology
- Non-synaptic explanations of memory phenomena
Sarah Robins (Purdue University)
Oded Rechavi (Tel Aviv University)
Markus Werning (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Call for Abstracts
We have space for a small number of talks that fit the topic of unconventional memory. Works that take formal, empirical, historical, and philosophical perspectives on the topic are welcome. Talks that are supportive or critical of unconventional memory are welcome as well, as are talks that address its implications for philosophy of science or cognitive science.
Please submit an abstract no longer than 1000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Unconventional Memory” in the subject line of your email, list author(s) and affiliation(s) in the body of the email, and include the abstract as an attachment. Please submit by by July 7th, 2023 for consideration.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Ludwigstraße 31 - Room 021
David Colaço (MCMP/LMU Munich)
The conference is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation.