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  • 17 - 18 May 2022, Cognitive Semantics and Quantities Final Workshop

    Date: 17 - 18 May 2022
    Location: Doelenzaal (room C0.07), University Library building, Singel 425, Amsterdam

    On May 17th and 18th, we will have the pleasure of hosting the final workshop of the ERC Cognitive Semantics project. We will have a great lineup of speakers presenting recent advances in semantics and cognition. The day before the workshop, on May 16th, Sonia Ramotowska will defend her thesis "Quantifying quantifier representations: Experimental studies, computational modeling, and individual differences". And the day after the workshop, on May 19th, we will host a half-day satellite meeting on Reasoning & Neural Networks.

    For more information, see https://www.jakubszymanik.com/CoSaQ/events/closing-workshop/ or contact Jakub Szymanik at .
  • 18 May 2022, Book launch workshop "John Venn: A life in logic", Virtual

    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Virtual

    All are invited to join the online book launch of Lukas M. Verburgt's John Venn: A Life in Logic  (The University of Chicago Press, 2022) in the form of an online mini-workshop.

    For more information, see here or contact .
  • (Updated) 19 May 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Paul Egré

    Date & Time: Thursday 19 May 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Paul Egré (École Normale Supérieure)
    Title: On the optimality of vagueness
    Location: Online
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    20 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Carlos Navarrete

    Date & Time: Friday 20 May 2022, 14:00
    Speaker: Carlos Navarrete (Toulouse)
    Title: Using Social Choice Theory to Understand Networked Social Movements
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (Updated) 20 May 2022, DIP Colloquium, Harvey Lederman

    Date & Time: Friday 20 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Harvey Lederman (Princeton)
    Title: Fine-grained semantics for attitude reports
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam (and online via Zoom)
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    23 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Marie Schmidtlein

    Date & Time: Monday 23 May 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Marie Schmidtlein (ILLC)
    Title: Constructing a Voting Rule Governed by Axioms
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (Updated) 25 May 2022, LLAMA seminar, Carles Noguera

    Date & Time: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Carles Noguera (University of Siena)
    Title: 0-1 laws in graded finite model theory
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-noguera-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
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    (New) 30 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Maaike Los

    Date & Time: Monday 30 May 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Maaike Los (Groningen)
    Title: Proportional Budget Allocations: Towards a Systematization
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 31 May 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Abdellah Fourtassi

    Date & Time: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Abdellah Fourtassi (Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain, Aix-Marseille University)
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 31 May 2022, Logic at Large Lecture, Joel David Hamkins

    Date & Time: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 16:00-19:00
    Speaker: Joel David Hamkins (University of Notre Dame)
    Title: Infinite Games & Frivolities of the Gods
    Location: Online

    The Dutch Association for Logic and Philosophy of the Exact Sciences (VvL) is happy to announce the Logic at Large Lecture 2022 aimed at a general audience. We are pleased to announce that Professor Joel David Hamkins (University of Notre Dame) will give a public lecture entitled "Infinite Games & Frivolities of the Gods". The event will take place online using Zoom and will be concluded by a social gathering on the virtual platform Gather.Town.

    Registration is free, but necessary to receive links to Zoom and Gather.Town.

  • 1 June 2022, LLAMA seminar, John Harding

    Date & Time: Wednesday 1 June 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: John Harding (New Mexico State University)
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-harding-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 2 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gregor Behnke

    Date & Time: Thursday 2 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Gregor Behnke (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
    Location: Online
  • 3 June 2022, Heyting Day 2022: Wittgenstein's Tractatus

    Date & Time: Friday 3 June 2022, 10:00-16:30
    Location: Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
    Costs: free (registration required)

    A hundred years ago, Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was published in English and in German. Since that time, the book has engendered enduring fascination both from professional philosophers and from interested laypersons. This interest is both due to the book's themes and to its literary style. The themes include the nature of reality, the relationship between world and language, the nature of logic, ethics, the self, the mystical.

    The Tractatus gives rise to many exciting issues of interpretation. The speakers of the Heyting Day will throw light on some of these issues, especially on Wittgenstein's views on the nature of logic and on the role of the first person in the Tractatus. The day will provide ample room to reflect together about what the book has to tell us. Sure, not all can be said, but we will try to say what we can and show what we can't.

    For more information, see https://knaw.nl/heyting-day-2022 or contact Jolanda Pel at .
  • 3 June 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Reinhard Muskens

    Date & Time: Friday 3 June 2022, 16:00-16:30
    Speaker: Reinhard Muskens
    Title: Abucing Meaning
  • (New) 7 June 2022, Overlooked Distinctions: the Mirage of Contingent A Priori, Oskari Kuusela, University of East Anglia

    Date & Time: Tuesday 7 June 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Oskari Kuusela, University of East Anglia
    Location: P.C. Hoofthuis Room 1.04, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam

    As a follow-up to the Heyting Day our Heyting speaker Oskari Kuusela will give an extra lecture about the contingent a priori in Room 1.04 in the P.C. Hoofthuis.

    Extra: Oskari will be available to talk to masters and PhD students (of all universities) from 14.00-15.45h in Room 1.14 of the P.C. Hoofthuis.

    For more information, see here or contact Albert Visser at .
  • 9 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Krisztina Fruzsa

    Date & Time: Thursday 9 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Krisztina Fruzsa (TU Wien)
    Location: Online
  • 10 June 2022, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2022

    Date & Time: Friday 10 June 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the six research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three talks by representatives from three of the six reseach units at the ILLC. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.

    This year we will have talks from 16h00 to 17h30, followed by on-campus drinks from 17h30 onwards.

    The current organisers of the colloquium are Malvin Gattinger and Aybüke Özgün.

    For more information, see https://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ or contact Aybüke Özgün at , or Malvin Gattinger at .
  • 14 June 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Lisa Bylinina

    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 June 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Lisa Bylinina (Bookarang)
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 16 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Zoé Christoff

    Date & Time: Thursday 16 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Zoé Christoff (University of Groningen)
    Location: Online
  • 17 June 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Joop Leo

    Date & Time: Friday 17 June 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Joop Leo
    Title: A logic of neutral relations
  • 23 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gaia Belardinelli

    Date & Time: Thursday 23 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Gaia Belardinelli (University of Copenhagen)
    Location: Online
  • 30 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Réka Markovich

    Date & Time: Thursday 30 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Réka Markovich (University of Luxembourg)
    Location: Online
  • 1 July 2022, Dutch Logic PhD Day 2022

    Date & Time: Friday 1 July 2022, 09:00-18:00
    Location: Utrecht University
    Target audience: PhD students (and master's students if places available)
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The Dutch Association for Logic (VvL) invites PhD students in logic (and related areas) in the Netherlands to register for the first-ever Dutch Logic PhD Day to take place on July 1, 2022 in Utrecht. Master's students may also register, but will be able to attend only if places are available. The goal of this event is to foster a community of PhD students in the Netherlands in all areas of logic. We are happy to confirm Dr. Maria Aloni (ILLC) and Dr. Revantha Remanayake (University of Groningen) as keynote speakers.

    For more information, see https://verenigingvoorlogica.nl/en/Dutch-Logic-PhD-Day-2022/ or contact Francisco Trucco Dalmas (Groningen), Robin Martinot (Utrecht), Robert Passmann (ILLC) and Daira Pinto Prieto (ILLC) at .
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    1 July 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Jason Marden

    Date & Time: Friday 1 July 2022, 11:00
    Speaker: Jason Marden (UC Santa Barbara)
    Title: Recent Advances in Colonel Blotto Games and the Connection to Controls
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
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    8 - 19 August 2022, 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022), Galway, Ireland

    Date: 8 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Galway, Ireland
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 June 2021

    Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school will be virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.

    The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.

    Registration is now open. Early registration is available until the 31st of May 2022.

    For more information, see https://2022.esslli.eu/ or contact Larry Moss at , or Theodorus Fransen at .
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    19 - 21 December 2022, 23rd Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

    Date: 19 - 21 December 2022
    Location: Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
    Deadline: Thursday 1 September 2022

    The Amsterdam Colloquia aim to bring together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages.

    In addition to the general programme, the 23rd Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops: one on Biases in Language and Cognition and one on Compositional Approaches to Projection. The Colloquium will also include a poster session, and host one evening lecture jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2022/.