ESF HUM (formerly SCH) Exploratory Workshops in 2005

HUM (formerly SCH) is  funding 16  ESF Exploratory Workshops in 2005:

  • Preliminary details may be consulted prior to each event(for information purposes only - these meetings are not open to the public)
  • Final scientific reports, provided by the Convenor(s), become available two months after each event

List of Workshops in 2005


co-funded by LEE (formerly LESC)

The First Big Science - European Geological Maps, 1800-2000
Dates and location: 17 - 20 November 2005, Paris, France
Convened by: Pietro Corsi (FR)
ESF Representative: Demir Altiner, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TR
Scientific Report (PDF 117 KB)


co-funded by LEE (formerly LESC) and SOC (formerly SCSS)

Environmental history: problems and potential in the integration of the sciences and humanities
Dates and location: 3 - 4 November 2005, Stirling, United Kingdom
Convened by: Althea Lynn Davies (UK) and Fiona Watson (UK)
ESF Representative: Gisli Palsson (Department of Anthropology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, IS)
Scientific Report (PDF 310 KB)


co-funded by SOC (formerly SCSS)

Person perception during infancy: Integrating Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology of Language and Communication
Dates and location: 26-30 June 2005, Leipzig, Germany
Convened by: Tricia Striano (DE) and Vincent Reid (DE)
Scientific Report (PDF 73 KB)


co-funded by SOC (formerly SCSS)

Understanding the Dynamics of Knowledge: Integrating Models of Knowledge Change, Development and Evolution in Cognitive Science, Epistemology, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, and Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology
Dates and location: 17 - 19 November 2005, Siena, Italy
Convened by: Cristiano Castelfranchi (IT) and Boicho Kokinov (BG)
ESF Representative: Bengt Hansson, Swedish Research Council, Stockholm, SE
Scientific Report (PDF 399 KB)


co-funded by MED (formerly EMRC) and SOC (formerly SCSS)

The contribution of animal research to the study of human cognition
Dates and Location: 7-9 December 2005, Marseille, France
Convened by: Joël Fagot (FR) and Anne Reboul (FR)
ESF Representatives: Agnès Gruart (Departamento de Fisiología, Anatomía y Biología Celular, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, ES) and Maria del Carmen Picallo Soler (Dpto. De Filología Catalana, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, ES)
Scientific Report (PDF 223 KB)



Corpus Coranicum - Exploring the Textual Beginnings of the Qur‘an
Dates and location: 6-9 November  2005, Berlin, Germany
Convened by: Angelika Neuwirth (DE) and Michael Marx (DE)
ESF Representative: Ethan Kohlberg (Institute of Asian and African Studies, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel)
Scientific Report (PDF 218 KB)



Property rights, land market and economic growth in Europe (13th-19th centuries)
Dates and location: 13 - 15 October 2005, Thonon-les-Bains, France
Convened by: Gérard Béaur (FR), Phillipp Schofield (UK), Jean-Michel Chevet (FR) and Maria-Teresa Perez-Picazo (ES)
Scientific Report (PDF 401 KB)



Europe in Cinema, Cinema in Europe
Dates and location: 16 - 18 September 2005, Southampton, United Kingdom
Convened by: Jo Labanyi (UK) and Luisa Passerini (DE)
Scientific Report (PDF 80 KB)



Books And Reading For Intercultural Education (BARFIE)
Dates and location: 23 - 25 September 2005, Murcia, Spain
Convened by: Penni Cotton (UK)
ESF Representative: Bohuslav Manek (Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Hradec Králové, CZ)
Scientific Report (PDF 198 KB)



The Jews and the Legacies of Empires
Dates and location: 29 May - 1 June 2005, Budapest, Hungary
Convened by: Victor Karady (HU) and Michael Laurence Miller (UK)
Scientific Report (PDF 101 KB)



Scholarly editing and nation building in Europe
Dates and location: 14 - 15 December 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Convened by: Dirk Van Hulle (BE), Marita T.C. Mathijsen-Verkooijen (NL), Joep Leerssen (NL) and Geert Lernout (BE)
ESF Representative: Martin Stockhof (ILLC / Department of Philosophy, Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL)
Scientific Report (PDF 115 KB)



Sciences in Asia: Representations and Historiography, 17th to 20th Centuries
Dates and location: 12 - 15 January 2005, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Convened by: Christopher Cullen (UK) and Catherine Jami (FR)
Scientific Report (PDF 231 KB)



Scientific periodicals in modern Europe
Dates and location: 1 - 4 June 2005, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Convened by: Jeanne Peiffer (FR) and Jean-Pierre Vittu (FR)
Scientific Report (PDF 53 KB)



Poverty: its Degrees, its Causes and its Relief – a Multidisciplinary Approach to an Urgent Problem
Dates and location: 10 - 13 November 2005, Kiel, Germany
Convened by: Thomas Riis (DE) and René Leboutte (UK)
ESF Representative: Cedric Gossart (ESF, HUM (formerly SCH) Unit, Strasbourg, FR)
Scientific Report (PDF 338 KB)



Religion and Environment in Europe: How are values, worldviews, and spiritualities interconnected with environmental practices and the images of nature of citizens in Europe?
Dates and location: 3 - 5 June 2005, Benediktbeuern, Germany
Convened by: Sigurd Bergmann (NO)
Scientific Report (PDF 182 KB)



Roman Coins Outside the Empire. Ways and Phases, Contexts and Functions
Dates and location: 3 - 6 September 2005, Nieborów, Poland
Convened by: Alexander Bursche (PL)
Scientific Report (PDF 441 KB)

ESF Contacts for Exploratory Workshops in the Humanities

  • ESF Exploratory Workshops Unit:
Database officer
  • ESF HUM (formerly SCH) Unit:
Mission Coordinator