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Institute of Cognition and Culture

Welcome

Founded by the Queen's University, Belfast in September 2004, as part of the School of History and Anthropology, the Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) is one of the world's first centres for research in cognition and culture. This is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field in which scholars seek to explain patterns of cultural stability and variation utilizing theories and methods of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences (see also the International Cognition and Culture Institute, a blog on issues relevant to the field). Our postgraduate programmes enable students to acquire an advanced understanding of the theoretical traditions related to the study of cognition and culture and to develop groundbreaking research in the field (see Prospective Students). A lot of bright minds have passed through the ICC. We are proud of the research they did while they stayed here and of what they have accomplished since then (see Alumni). Check our news and some interesting posts related to our research interests by following us on Facebook.

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PhD Studentships

Photo by Colin Holbook (PhD, 2010) taken during his fieldwork in Tibet. © Photo by Colin Holbook (PhD, 2010) taken during his fieldwork in Tibet. ©
Natalie Emmons (PhD, 2012) during her fieldwork in Equador. © Natalie Emmons (PhD, 2012) during her fieldwork in Equador. ©
Prof E. Thomas Lawson on one of his research trips to South Africa. © Prof E. Thomas Lawson on one of his research trips to South Africa. ©
Taken from Dimitris Xygalatas's work (PhD, 2007) on fire-walking rituals. © Taken from Dimitris Xygalatas's work (PhD, 2007) on fire-walking rituals. ©

Contact Information

General Office Location: 
14 University Square, Room G01
Mon - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm
Tel:  +44 (0) 28 9097 3701
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9097 3700
Email:  icc@qub.ac.uk

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