The international Day of the Girl

from the NYTimes:  A photo-journalism look at some young women around the world:

“This is 18” aims to capture what life is like for girls turning 18 in 2018 across oceans and cultures — in Mexico and Mississippi, Ramallah and Russia, Bangladesh and the Bronx.

But while girls have long been the subject of the photographer’s lens, they have far less often been behind it. So we asked young women photographers to document girls in their communities — taking the photos and conducting the interviews themselves. Each photographer was paired with a professional mentor to guide them through the process.

The result is a celebration of girlhood around the world — across 12 time zones and 15 languages, featuring 21 subjects and 22 photographers.



Men discuss social coordination and communication

For information on why we call attention to conferences like this, see here.

orkshop on social coordination and communication

Organisers: Bart Geurts and Marc Slors (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Date: November 1, 2018
Venue: Radboud University, Elinor Ostrom building, EOS 1.350

Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so if you wish to attend, let us know: (Bart Geurts)


9:30 – 9:40 : Welcome

9:40 – 10:30 : Hannes Smit (Stellenbosch): Communication and semantics
10:30 – 11:20 : Bart Geurts (Nijmegen): Coordinated action for action coordination

11:20 – 11:40 : Break

11:40 – 12:30 : Michael Franke (Osnabrück): Co-evolution of lexical meaning and pragmatic use

12:30 – 13:30 : Lunch

13:30 – 14:20 : Frank Hindriks (Groningen): Institutions and virtual sanctions: how social norms motivate and justify
14:20 – 15:10 : Filip Buekens (Antwerp/Tilburg): Disputes about taste as pre-play conversations in coordination games

15:10 – 15:30 : Break

15:30 – 16:20 : Marc Slors (Nijmegen): Coordinating divided labour: the cognitive function of cultural conventions
16:20 – 17:10 : Ric Sims (Exeter): Mexican waves, Marc’s marbles and the after-party: emergent co-ordinators and continuous reciprocal normativity in extended cognition