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Marsilius Summer Academy 2015


Anthropology of Perception

Science and Humanities in Dialogue


September 14-20, 2015
at the International Academic Forum in Heidelberg


Human sense perception has a special meaning for anthropological research because it bears witness to the inextricable entanglement of body, mind, and world from the 'inside' as much as from the 'outside'. Introspection and scientific analysis agree that perception situates an individual in his world while allowing him a genuine awareness of his being in the world.

How do neurophysiological processes preform the perception event - and vice versa? How do the phenomenon of perception and the reality of what is perceived relate to each other? How are receptivity and activity interlaced with one another, and what about the perception of object-relation and cooperation with others? How is the nature of human perception embodied in culture, and what influence does culture have on perception?

The Summer Academy of the Marsilius-Kolleg in 2015 aims to bring together differentiated and specialized knowledge of perception from neuroscience and psychology, from philosophy and linguistics, as well as the arts and media studies, to bring them into conversation with one another to talk about the human condition.

The participants will have the opportunity to intensively discuss their own research approaches with leading experts, and to deepen their knowledge in interdisciplinary working groups within this framework.


Target audience

PhD students and young scientists of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, who are interested in interdisciplinary dialogue on the topic of the Marsilius Spring Academy. The number of participants is limited. The lectures are held in German. A good knowledge of the German language is therefore expected; in the discussions, questions and input can be formulated in English. Participation, accommodation, and meals are free of charge.



Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs (Psychiatry/Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Stefano Micali (Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer (Neurosciences)
PD Dr. Magnus Schlette (Philosophy)



Prof. Dr. Peter Bexte, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Art and Media)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs, Universität Heidelberg (Psychiatry/Philosophy)
Wilhelm Genazino (Author)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, LMU Munich (Neurosciences/Engineering)
Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel, BTK Hochschule für Gestaltung (Media)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Jung, University of Koblenz-Landau (Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer, University of Heidelberg (Neurosciences)
Prof. Dr. Olaf Müller, Humboldt University of Berlin (Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Alva Noë, University of California, Berkeley (Philosophy/Cognitive Science)
Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen, University of Heidelberg (Psychology)
Prof. Dr. Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, University of Graz (Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Trabant, Jacobs University Bremen (Linguistics)



International Academic Forum Heidelberg



Applications will be accepted until May 29th, 2015 

Link to the online application




Dipl.-Theol. Anna Habermann

Lina Girdziute, M.A.



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