CFP: Exploring the Mind’s Eye: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination

Submission deadline: July 12, 2019

Conference date(s):
October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Departments of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Bilkent University, Ankara
Ankara, Turkey

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We are pleased to invite submissions to Exploring the Mind’s Eye: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination for poster presentations. The conference will be held at Bilkent University, Ankara on October 25-26, 2019 and it is organized by the Departments of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience. The aim of the conference is to bring researchers interested in the philosophy and science of imagination together to initiate discussions and possible new collaborations.

The deadline for poster submissions is Friday, July 12, 2019 (midnight, GMT). Poster proposals should be between 500-1000 words and they should be submitted as a PDF file at 

Travel and accommodation costs belong to the accepted poster presenters, but we can help with reserving on-campus accommodation.

For the poster presentations, we invite topics on all areas related to philosophy and science of imagination, including (but not limited to):

  • The representational content of mental imagery
  • Pretence, play and imagination
  • Neuroscience of mental imagery
  • Aphantasia and similar neurological conditions
  • Psychological significance of imagination
  • Modal knowledge, conceivability and imagination
  • Mental time travel
  • Embodied imagination
  • Imagination in aesthetics and philosophy of fiction

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Peter Carruthers
  • Adam Zeman
  • Amy Kind 
  • Daniel Stoljar 
  • Bence Nanay 
  • Anna Abraham 
  • Margot Strohminger
  • Kourken Michaelian
  • Deena Weisberg 
  • Tufan Kıymaz 

All questions about submissions and the conference should be emailed to

Call for poster proposals:

Submission Link: 

For more information about the conference: 

There will be a Cappadocia trip on October 27-28 following the conference. The conference organizers will handle details and logistics but those interested in joining will be expected to cover their own costs. For more information about Cappadocia see:

(A call for registration will be announced soon. Registration is required to attend the conference but there won't be a registration fee)

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