The Human & The Humanities

From The National Humanities Center:

The National Humanities Center will host the third and final conference on "The Human & The Humanities," November 13 - 15, 2008, once again attracting scientists and humanities scholars to discuss how developments in science are challenging traditional notions of "the human." Events will begin on the evening of November 13 with a lecture from noted neurologist and author Oliver Sacks at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

This event is free, but guests must register in advance to guarantee seating.

Other speakers and special guests confirmed for Friday and Saturday's sessions at the National Humanities Center include:

Anthony Appiah, Princeton University
Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego
Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Gillespie, Duke University
Katherine Hayles, Duke University
David Krakauer, Santa Fe Institute
Jesse Prinz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Peter Railton, University of Michigan
Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University
Raymond Tallis, University of Manchester
Holden Thorp, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University

The entire conference is open to the public. A registration fee of $30 provides admission to all sessions along with meals during Friday and Saturday's events.

To register for either the Oliver Sacks lecture or the ASC conference, please click here or visit to learn more about the ASC initiative.

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RE:"The Human and the Humanities" conference on Nov. 13-15, 2008.

Will these sessions be recorded for public distribution, on site or by mail, following the event?

Thank you.

Robert L. Bayliss,CH,CI
Specializing in Tinnitus
Nashville, TN 615-399-8008
Dallas, TX 469-449-3058

By Robert Bayliss… (not verified) on 16 Aug 2008 #permalink