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Russell Gray: The Evolution of language, culture and cognition (call for posters)

Professor Russell Gray (University of Auckland, New Zealand) will present his work on the evolution of language, culture and cognition at the annual Nijmegen Lectures in January 2014.

In the Nijmegen lectures series, a leading scientist in the fields of psychology or linguistics presents a three-day series of lectures and seminars. The purpose of the series is to allow broad and intensive coverage of research topics by providing extensive interaction among the invited speaker and the participants. The series is a collaborative activity of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Donders Institute and the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Prof. Gray will present three lectures focussing on language, culture and cognition.  A number of top researchers will serve as discussants to the series, including Bart de Boer, Katie Cronin, Harald Hammarström, Ceceila Heyes, Asifa Majid and Monica Tamariz.

Call for posters
The Nijmegen Lectures will include a poster session on topics related to this year’s theme: Evolution of language, culture and cognition.  We invite submissions of abstracts for posters, particularly from junior researchers, and especially studies relating to the theme of the lectures.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by email to  Please include a title, authors, affiliations and contact email addresses (not included in the word count).  The deadline is November 15th, 2013.  Abstracts will be moderated by the Nijmegen lectures committee and candidates will be informed of decisions by November 29th.

The poster session will take place on January 28th from 16:30-18:00.  We remind candidates that admission to the Nijmegen lectures is free, but registration is required for the afternoon discussion sessions.  Please visit for more details.   We regret that we cannot offer financial support to candidates.