Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute

Announcing a new, Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, from July 29 to August 12, 2018, directed by Erica Cartmill, an evolutionary anthropologist and developmental psychologist, and Jacob Foster, a computational sociologist, both at UCLA.

DISI will bring together promising graduate students and postdocs interested in the study of mind, cognition, and intelligence for two weeks of transdisciplinary exploration. Participants and faculty will fall roughly into three sub-themes: Recognizing Intelligences (i.e., non-human natural intelligences); Shaping Human Intelligences (how development, culture, technology, etc. shape human capacities); and Programming Intelligences (artificial intelligence and its social/philosophical implications). We’ve assembled an outstanding international faculty, and anticipate stimulating discussion and debate across a range of cutting-edge topics. In addition to attending lectures and engaging in discussions, participants will have the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with guidance from DISI faculty and staff.

We are looking for creative, open-minded participants who want to take intellectual risks and break down disciplinary barriers in the spirit of dialogue and discovery. We’ll begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2018. We anticipate selecting and fully funding 40-45 participants.

More information at https://www.diverseintelligencessummer.com. Questions to disicontact@gmail.com.