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  • 14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, Japan

    Date: 14 - 25 August 2017
    Location: Sapporo, Japan

    The Department of Philosophy at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) will hold a two-week summer school in dynamic epistemic logic and its applications, jointly with three guest lecturers from ILLC (University of Amsterdam) as part of Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2017.

    The following two intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the summer school:
    Course 1 (August 14 to August 18): Introduction to Logic,  main lecturer: Katsuhiko Sano (Department of Philosophy, Hokkaido University).
    Course 2 (August 21 to August 25): Dynamic Epistemic Logic, main lecturers: Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
    There will be a special live on-line lecture by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, and Tsinghua University) during Course 2.

    Application period for students from universities other than Hokkaido University is from February 1 to February 28 2017.

  • (New) 30 August - 2 September 2017, ABC Colloquium

    Title: Metaphor Festival Amsterdam ’17
    Date: 30 August - 2 September 2017
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The conference starts on Wednesday 30 August with a social gathering (evening, optional). Thursday 31 August & Friday 1 September will be filled with academic presentations from metaphor researchers from all over the world. Plenary lectures will be delivered by Kathleen Ahrens (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and by Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Moscow State Linguistic University). Saturday 2 September we present several interesting workshops and metaphor related activities: an academic day with a fun twist!

  • 1 September 2017, Presentations MoL courses 2017-18

    Date & Time: Friday 1 September 2017, 16:00-18:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room, Science Park 107
    Target audience: MoL students and lecturers

    A selection of the Master of Logic courses offered in Semester 1 will be presented by the lecturers.

  • 7 September 2017, ERC Celebration Event

    Date & Time: Thursday 7 September 2017, 14:00-18:00
    Location: Industrieele Groote Club, Dam 27, Amsterdam

    Since the establishment of the European Research Council, UvA and AMC researchers have received 94 ERC grants. UvA is the top host organisation in the Netherlands. This event will be a celebration of the accomplishment and is meant to inspire for new opportunities to come.

  • 8 September 2017, DIP Colloquium, Peter Hawke

    Speaker: Peter Hawke (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Friday 8 September 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 18 - 22 September 2017, Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kakheti, Georgia

    Date: 18 - 22 September 2017
    Location: Kakheti, Georgia
    Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017

    The Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 18-22 September 2017 in Kakheti, Georgia.

    The Symposium series is organized by the University of Duesseldorf in conjunction with the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. There have been eight instalments of this series of biannual Symposia. The preceding meetings took place in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi (1997), in the Black see coastal resort Chakvi (1999), in the spa resort Likani situated in the Borjomi Canyon (2001), Tbilisi (2003), Batumi (2005), Tbilisi (2007), Bakuriani (2009), Kutaisi (2011), Gudauri (2013) and Tbilisi (2015).

    For more information, see
  • 3 October 2017, Kick-off for the final stage of H2020

    Date & Time: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 13:30-17:00
    Location: VOC zaal, Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
    “How to write a successful collaborative H2020 proposal, with specific focus on Impact” by Sean McCarthy of Hyperion, the top training agency for EU programmes.

    Registration is free of charge and includes participation as well as course material. However, there is a limited amount of spots available for each faculty. Register if you have (concrete) plans for proposals and/or are looking for partners from other faculties, e.g. with Social Science and Humanities backgrounds.
  • 6 October 2017, DIP Colloquium, Alex Davies

    Speaker: Alex Davies (University of Tartu)
    Date & Time: Friday 6 October 2017, 16:00-17:30
  • (New) 12 October 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Shane Steinert-Threlkeld

    Speaker: Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (ILLC, Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 October 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 19 October 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Peter Hawke

    Speaker: Peter Hawke (ILLC, Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Thursday 19 October 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 6 - 8 December 2017, 2nd Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference: 'SMART Animals', Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Date: 6 - 8 December 2017
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    We are happy to announce the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference on the theme of ‘SMART Animals’. The conference will take place at the UvA, from December 6th-8th. The conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and debates, and three successive workshops devoted to the topics of animal cognition in the broad sense (i.e., including humans).

    For more information, see here or at or contact SMART Cognitive Science at .
  • 20 - 22 December 2017, 21st Amsterdam Colloquium (AC'2017), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Date: 20 - 22 December 2017
    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 1 September 2017

    The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing 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. The 21st Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Causality and Semantics and on Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.

    For more information, see

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