‘Time and the Mind’ is an interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers in philosophy and psychology to explore how their different perspectives can yield new insights into our experience of time. How do we perceive change? How do we understand ourselves as existing through time? How does memory relate to temporal awareness? These sorts of questions are common to both disciplines – and yet there is little in the way of communication between philosophy and psychology. With a number of speakers from White Rose institutions, this two-day event builds on the success of last year’s one-day workshop to promote the consortium as a centre for research into temporal experience.
Several speakers from last year will return, along with some new additions. The larger scale of this year’s event means that we have speakers at various stages of their careers: not only are some of the top names in the field attending, we are also able to ensure a good representation of postgraduate researchers. The event will therefore serve not only as a forum for the exchange of ideas but also as a valuable way of facilitating networking for those in the early stages of their careers.
Few phenomena so fundamental to our experience of the world are as mysterious as time. The topic is of great public interest – an interest that has been piqued in recent years by the popularisation of physics-related broadcasting and filmmaking. There are, however, few time-related public engagement activities from the disciplines of philosophy or psychology. We therefore invite everyone interested in time and our experience of it to attend. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the event, talks will naturally be accessible to non-specialists – ensuring anyone can engage irrespective of academic background.
Henry Pollock, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds
Other student organisers
Lillian Wilde, University of York