CFP: Creative Environments, Social Minds at ASA2018

InSIS will be convening a panel on Creative Environments, Social Minds at the ASA2018 conference in September. The Call for Papers is now open and closes at 23:59 GMT on April 20th.

New embodied and enactive approaches to cognition highlight how humans inhabit relational worlds that vitally shape our capacity for thought and action. How can these approaches help us study creativity and imagination as fundamentally situated within shifting synthetic and social environments? Bridging social, material and biological environments, we invite scholars across anthropology, STS, philosophy, and cognitive science to discuss how people create relative stability out of the inchoate flux of events that surround them – and how this stability is constantly and creatively contested, manipulated and re-imagined in embodied and social practice.

Read the full abstract and propose a paper here:

The Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth’s 2018 conference will take place in Oxford on September 18-21 and will be hosted by the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) of the University of Oxford.

Christopher Goldsworthy and Kåre Poulsgaard