Psychology and the Classics. A Dialogue Between disciplines

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Jeroen Lauwers/KU Leuven

This conference aims to bring together scholars from the fields of classics and psychology in order to determine what they have to offer to each other in terms of hermeneutic approaches, research questions, and methodological legitimation. Both the field of classics and that of psychology are here to be conceived in the widest sense possible, comprising, in case of the former, ancient philosophy, history, rhetoric, and literature, and, in case of the latter, psychoanalysis, social psychology, theories of emotion, and neuroscience. A more extensive overview of the research questions that all of these fields can raise in relation to each other is provided in the text attached.

We welcome innovative contributions from a wide array of scholars. Preference will be given to papers which have the potential to provoke fruitful interdisciplinary discussions in an open and convivial atmosphere. Abstracts for individual contributions (500 words), panels (1000 words), or alternative formats, along with a short CV of 3 or 4 lines, should reach us before 31 March 2014 on Early career researchers are especially encouraged to send in an abstract.