The Human Person and the Human Brain

August 29, 2018 - September 4, 2018
Humane Philosophy Project, University of Oxford; University of Warsaw

Conference Hall
Hotel sveti Križ
Arbanija D126 9

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford
  • Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
  • Centre of Excellence for Integrative Bioethics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • Emmy Noether Group For Scientific Theology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • The Croatian Dominican Province


Cambridge University (PhD)
Oxford University
Central European University


Cambridge University (PhD)
University of Zagreb
Warsaw University
Oxford University

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We are pleased to announce our 2018 study week comprising a workshop and conference on the topic 'The Human Person and the Human Brain'. 

The workshop will take place from the 29th of August to the 1st of September 2018 and will provide advanced undergraduate/MA level classes by lecturers from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Bochum, the University of Warsaw, and the University of Zagreb. 

This will be followed by a conference on the 3rd and 4th of September 2018 which will explore in detail contemporary perspectives on consciousness, neuroscience, personhood, bioethics, transhumanism and other related topics. 

Both portions of the study week will take place at Hotel Sveti Križ on Island of Čiovo, Croatia, a short boat ride from the UNESCO world heritage sites of Split to the east and Trogir to the west. 

Workshop Lecturers: 

Dr Dr Benedict Gocke (University of Oxford, Ruhr University, Bochum)

Dr Marija Selak (University of Oxford, University of Zagreb)

Dr Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode (University of Warsaw, University of Oxford)

Ralph Weir (University of Cambridge, University of Buckingham)

Samuel Hughes (University of Cambridge, University of Buckingham)

Conference Keynote Speakers:

Professor Howard Robinson (Central European University)

Dr Andrew Pinsent (University of Oxford) 

Srećko Koralija (University of Cambridge) 

Applications & Paper Submissions 

Undergraduate and MA students are invited to attend both the workshop and conference; or the workshop only. Researchers and graduate students (including MA) are invited to deliver papers at the conference. Papers should be written in the official language of the study week, English. 

All applications should be send by 30th June 2018 to:

[email protected] and

[email protected]

You should indicate in the title which portions of the study week you wish to attend as follows: 

A) Trogir 2018: Workshop

B) Trogir 2018: Conference

C) Trogir 2018: Workshop and Conference

The registration fee is 375 euros for the workshop and 175 euros for the conference. This will cover organisational costs, plus accommodation and meals at Hotel Sveti Križ.  

All applicants should provide as a separate document: name, status/title, institution, contact address, e-mail and phone number, and a CV. Those who wish to deliver papers at the conference should also provide a title and 250-300 abstract. 

This event is part of the John Templeton Foundation Project, Science, Theology, and Humane Philosophy: Central and Eastern European Perspectives, and is supported by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford; the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw; the Centre of Excellence for Integrative Bioethics, University of Zagreb; the Emmy Noether Group For Scientific Theology, Ruhr University Bochum; and the Croatian Dominican Province. 

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June 30, 2018, 7:00pm CET

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