Men discuss social coordination and communication

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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

Athene Donald in bullying at universities

I know from first-hand experience what it feels like to come forward about sexual impropriety from a senior professor. I was believed, but I was still regarded as so tiresome as to need silencing. The arguments I faced when I raised this bad behaviour – things were different then, we mustn’t single out this guy just because there is evidence when there isn’t about others, blah, blah – left me feeling sullied and disgusted. And I was a senior professor, physically unaffected – and believed. How much worse if you are an early career researcher and your whole professional future is on the line?

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BPA/SWIP Guidelines for accessible conferences and public lectures

Joe Morrison writes:

Following on from last year’s BPA/SWIP planning session at the SWIP 2017 conference ‘The Profession We Want’, Giulia Felappi, Alex Gregory and Helen Beebee have produced a pair of guides, one for conferences, and a shorter one for public lectures/events, about how to make the planning and delivery of these events more accessible to people with disabilities.

The guides are both available on the BPA website:
• BPA/SWIP Guidelines for Accessible Conferences
• BPA/SWIP Guidelines for Accessible Public Lectures