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Institute of Cognition and Culture


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 programme enables 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). Many bright minds have passed through the ICC and we are proud of their accomplishments (see Alumni). Please follow us on Facebook to see ICC news and posts related to Cognition & Culture.