Wednesday, February 26, 6 p.m.
PUBLIC LECTURE: Dr. Natalie Phillips
Location: UA Poetry Center, Dorothy Rubel Room
New Frontiers in Neurohumanities: An fMRI Study of Literary Attention and Jane Austen
Dr. Phillips is the Lead Faculty for Literary Neuroscience and History of Mind at Michigan State University, co-founder of the MSU Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab, and a faculty member in the MSU Department of English. She is a collaborating scientist with Stanford University and Lund University for a research initiative on “Culture, Brain, and Learning.”
Dr. Phillips kicks off a 3-day, boundary-breaking conference featuring University of Arizona faculty working at the intersections of the humanities, health sciences, and wellness initiatives to address global challenges. This conference offers a unique opportunity for UA researchers from multiple disciplines to come together across campus, to foster new intellectual synergies, and to bring new insights and impetus for future directions in Applied and Public Humanities.
This event is free and open to the public.
This conference is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Humanities (COH), with support from the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, the Religious Studies Program, the Department of English Convergences Program, the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) as well as the following COH units: School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC); Poetry Center; Africana Studies Program; Department of Classics; Department of East Asian Studies; Department of English; Department of French and Italian; Department of German Studies; Department of Russian and Slavic Studies; Department of Spanish & Portuguese; and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT).