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The DIP (Discourse and Philosophy) ColloquiumLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Discourse and Philosophy (DIP) Colloquium is organized by the Logic and Language group at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation, University of Amsterdam. The program reflects the current research interests of the group: cognition and reasoning, formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, and philosophy of logic and language.For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.
Computational Linguistics SeminarLocation: Usually LAB42, Science Park 942, Amsterdam
Talks by external and occasionally internal speakers on Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing -- that is, on using computers or computational models to process and analyse natural language data.For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
Computational Social Choice SeminarLocation: Science Park 904, Amsterdam
The Computational Social Choice Seminar is a series of occasional talks that address issues at the interface of computer science (including logic, multiagent systems and artificial intelligence) and mathematical economics (including social choice theory, game theory and decision theory).
Logic and Interactive RAtionality (LIRa)Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The LIRa seminar is a series of talks organized by the Amsterdam Dynamics Group, focusing on the logical, philosophical and computational aspects of agency, rational interaction and social-informational dynamics. The seminar covers research topics lying at the interface of Logic with Game Theory, Decision Theory, Learning Theory, Formal Epistemology, Social Choice Theory, Computer Science, Philosophy of Science or Philosophy of Language. Core areas of interest are Modal Logic approaches to interaction, as well as other approaches, e.g. game semantics, dynamic semantics for natural language, (co)algebraic approaches, or (in)dependence-friendly logics.
Note that the day on which LIRa lectures are held may vary between terms. The current time slot is Thursdays 16:30 – 18:00.For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/.
The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (respectively the New Year's Colloquium and the Midsummernight Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/.
COOL seminar for Logic StudentsLocation: Room varies, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Cool Logic has gone through some changes with a new name COOL.
COOL. is a biweekly student seminar organised by master's students, with talks given by master's students.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact
LLAMA SeminarLocation: Online (Zoom)
Music Cognition Reading GroupLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Music Cognition Reading Group is a monthly meeting where we discuss recent papers in the field of music cognition and occasionally have a guest speaker over. The meetings are open to anyone interested in music cognition.For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/.
Cognitive Semantics and Quantities Reading Group
As part of the new project "Cognitive Semantics and Quantities", we will commence a bi-weekly reading group to discuss papers of interest. Topics include, but are not limited to, the semantics of quantifiers, numerical cognition, and the psychology of decision-making.
Our first meeting will be on 23 May 2017 @ 16:00, where we will discuss Katsos et al (2016) "Cross-linguistic patterns in the acquisition of quantifiers" (http://www.pnas.org/content/113/33/9244).
This will be our only ILLC-wide announcement; for future notices, see the information below.
MLC (Meaning, Language and Cognition) seminarLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Meaning, Logic, and Cognition seminar is a lecture series by ILLC researchers, showcasing research relevant to the ILLC's Formal Semantics and Philosophical Logic Unit: formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of logic and language, and logical modeling of language-related human cognition.For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/.
Proof Theory Virtual SeminarLocation: Virtual
We are pleased to announce the Proof Theory Virtual Seminar, an online seminar series that presents talks by leading researchers from all areas of proof theory.For more information, see here or at https://www.proofsociety.org/proof-theory-seminar/.
The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS)Location: Drift 25, UtrechtFor more information, see https://tulips.sites.uu.nl/.
Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading GroupLocation: Online via Zoom
Φ-Math is a philosophy of mathematics reading group created by MoL students, open to any enthusiast! We meet once every two Fridays to discuss a text on philosophy of mathematics, be it a classic paper or a new heterodox perspective on the subject. Besides, we also host other philosophy of mathematics related events that require no readingpreparation. The group gives priority to the interests of its members, urging them to choose the content and the structure of its activities.
EXPRESS SeminarLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics
Reading Group (historical) Epistemology
In the academic year 2021-2022, the Vossius Center will launch a close reading group with a focus on epistemology. We will read and discuss texts that the members of the group find relevant and interesting. Meetings will, ideally, take place on location, and there will be no presentations, just questions and discussion.For more information, see https://vossius.uva.nl/content/news/2021/09/reading-group-epistemology.html or contact Aybüke Özgün at a.ozgun at uva.nl.
(Updated) Reading Group 'New Trends in Formal Semantics'Location: ILLC, Science Park, Amsterdam
The aim of the reading group is to examine recent research in the area of formal semantics and pragmatics. The focus will be on analyzing linguistic phenomena through formal theories of semantics and pragmatics. However, if relevant, the group may consider papers that address new data, experimental findings, and the cognitive aspects of language.
Whether you are a seasoned researcher or just starting to explore the field, everyone is welcome to attend.