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“Unpacking Emotions” Conference Explores Topic Through the Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts—Sept. 23 & 24

September 16, 2011

“Unpacking Emotions,” a two-day conference hosted by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, will explore what constitutes emotions from the perspectives of the humanities, sciences, and the arts. The event, which will feature scholars in the fields of neuroscience, English, history, and classics, among other disciplines, will take place Friday, September 23 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday, September 24 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 972 5th Avenue (between East 78th and East 79th Streets).

Speakers include: Ray Dolan, a neuroscientist at University College London; Nico Frijda, a professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Amsterdam; Angelos Chaniotis, a scholar of classics and ancient history at the Institute for Advanced Study; author Siri Hustvedt, whose works include The Summer Without Men; and Phoebe Ellsworth, the Frank Murphy Distinguished University Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Michigan. For a complete list of conference speakers and sessions, click here

The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Global Research Initiatives and the Emotional Brain Institute, a collaborative research endeavor of NYU and the State of New York, as well as the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences/UMI 3199 “Transitions”, a joint initiative of France's CNRS and NYU.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or The general public may register by emailing


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“Unpacking Emotions” Conference Explores Topic Through the Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts—Sept. 23 & 24

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