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7 December 2005, CSCA-Lecture, Steven Mithen

Speaker: Steven Mithen (Archaeology, University of Reading)
Title: The cognitive origins of music and language
Date: Wednesday 7 December 2005
Time: 10:00-15:00 and 20:00-22:00
Location: Seminar: Herengracht 182, UvA, Amsterdam;
Lecture: Crea Theater, Turfdraagsterpad 17, Amsterdam

The lecture and seminar by prof. dr. Steven Mithen (University of Reading) are centered around his latest book "The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body" that addresses the question: What is the point of music, and where did our capacity for it come from? The book offers a thought-provoking answer, weaving together diverse strands of evidence in a smart rejoinder to those, like Steven Pinker, who have dismissed music's evolutionary significance. In doing so, it offers new perspectives on the origins and relationship between language and music, and their place in the development of the modern mind.

The lecture is open to the general public. Participation in the seminar will be on the basis of registration. A registration form can be found at http://www.hum.uva.nl/mmm/origins For more information, see the aforementioned site, or the CSCA website at http://www.csca.uva.nl/.

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