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As in previous years, Luxembourg for Finance launched a mission to strenghen cooperation on financial matters with China and held seminars in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with panels on investment and financing solutions. Last week I joined Luxembourg for Finance Mission … Continue reading

ISRE 2013 Conference at UC Berkeley- International Society for Research on Emotions 2013

In April 2013, I became a Junior Member of the ISRE Society   [International Society for Research on Emotions].  So last  August 2013, I travelled from China [where I was collecting the last set of data for my Phd work] to United States, California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley I had the great pleasure to attend the 2013 – biannual conference of the ISRE Society . I presented a paper titled, ‘A proto-Language of Emotions? Response Cries as an Interactional Achievement‘.

At the conference, some groundbreaking results in physiology and the neurobiological basis of emotions were presented by a team of nobel Laureates  . It eventually turns out that shorter telomeres tend to correlate with a long list of clinical psychological diseases and biological ones. 

 

In this occasion [2013 ISRE society Conference], I also have witnessed   Dr. W. Gerrod Parrott, Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, passing the baton of ISRE presidency to Arvid Kappas, Professor of Psychology at Jacobs University. and finally, I had the great pleasure to meet Prof. Dr. George Lakoff and Prof. Dr. Paul Ekman and engage with them in academic and methodological discussions.

 

Left to Right. Pr. Dr. Paul Ekman; Pr. Dr. Arvid Kappas; Phd candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg)

Left to Right. Pr. Dr. Paul Ekman; Pr. Dr. Arvid Kappas; Phd candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg)

 

 

 

A picture of us in Facebook HeadQuarters in Palo Alto

 

(right-back) Phd. candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg) in a private institutional visit to Facebook Headquarters, Palo Alto, California in a delegation of the ISRE Society. In the picture one can see Prof, Dr. Joseph Campos and Prof. Dr. George Lakoff (front right)

(right-back) Phd. candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg) in a private institutional visit to Facebook Headquarters, Palo Alto, California in a delegation of the ISRE Society. In the picture one can see Prof, Dr. Joseph Campos and Prof. Dr. George Lakoff (front right)

 

 

Shanghai 2013 – CEIBS and Ethnography

In July 2013, I travelled to Shanghai, where I collected SOME sets of data for research.  Those who know me can tell how much I am in love with this country, its people, the food. [from time to time I have the urge to move there] But.. Have I ever told you how beautiful it is to go and look at things around with the eyes [and mind] of an ethnographer?!?!? 

This time, in an activity theoretical framework, I got really interested in two activities: 1) sewing.. as done professionally at THE VERY FAMOUS Shanghai Fabric market  in NanCanJie [Lujiabanlu] – 南外滩轻纺面料市场, 南仓街, 陆家浜路 … and 2) street food activities.

Co-construction of street food seeling activities in 南仓街, Shanghai - Gaze Pattern -

Co-construction of street food selling activities in 南仓街, Shanghai – Gaze Pattern – PhD candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg)

 

When in Shanghai, I also attended a conference and had a very pleasant chat with former Italian Prime Minister, Former President of the EU commission, Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi. The conference was organised by the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Prof. Prodi provided a detailed analysis of the economic crises Europe is experiencing. His talk was  fun while being extremely instructive.  When asked “do you see the light at the end of the Tunnel for Europe?”, Prof. Prodi answered it was the back lights of a German pick up truck 😀

a memory of that day ….

 

Left to Right - Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi and Phd. candidate Claudia Albanese, University of Luxembourg at the Sino-Europe Dialogue Chair Prof. Romano Prodi CEIBS - China-Europe International Business School

Left to Right – Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi and Phd. candidate Claudia Albanese, University of Luxembourg at the Sino-Europe Dialogue Chair Prof. Romano Prodi
CEIBS – China-Europe International Business School

 

 

 

International Society for Biosemiotic Studies – 13th International Gathering – Italy- 2013

 

 

PhD candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg) - presentation at 13th International ISBS Gathering in 2013 - event patronised by the University of Pisa and The Government of Tuscany

PhD candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg) – presentation at 13th International ISBS Gathering in 2013 – event patronised by the University of Pisa and The Government of Tuscany

Taking Notes - ISBS 2013

Taking Notes – ISBS 2013

Castiglioncello Tuscany - ISBS 2013 location

Castiglioncello Tuscany – ISBS 2013 location

 

 

Castiglioncello, Tuscany - ISBS 2013 location

Castiglioncello, Tuscany – ISBS 2013 location

Made a lot of new friends.. This is one of the closest by now.

Made a lot of new friends.. This is one of the closest by now.

 

ISBS 2013 - Conference Proceedings - Booklet Image

ISBS 2013 – Conference Proceedings – Booklet Image

 

ESF – Standing Committee on Humanities – Embodied Cognition conference

In November 2012, I attended and gave a talk at the Embodied Foundations of Human Communicative Skills Conference,  organised by the Standing Committee for Humanities of the European Science Foundation (ESF) .

Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) hosted the event.

The talk I gave titled “Facial Physiology of Speech Errors“.

 

At the ESFEFHCS conference I had the great pleasure to meet and Pr.Dr. Asli Ozyurek,  Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and  Susan Goldin-Meadow ,  The University of Chicago  These two researchers have inspired my earliest work (and academic upbringing) massively…. and of course I got my copy of “The resilience of Language”  signed. 😀

 

'The Resilience of Language' - my copy signed by very inspiring Prof. Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow

‘The Resilience of Language’ – my copy signed by very inspiring Prof. Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow

Left to right : Prof. Dr.Asli Ozyurek - Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; PhD candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg); Prof. Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow -University of Chicago

Left to right : Prof. Dr.Asli Ozyurek – Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; PhD candidate Claudia Albanese (University of Luxembourg); Prof. Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow -University of Chicago

Contribution to the 2011 Eu-China Year of Youth Summit

On 19/06/2011, We had the great chance to be invited by the European Commission in Bruxelles to contribute to the the 2011 Europe China Year of Youth Summit.

We conducted interviews with european and chinese young professionals and students and analyzed their perception of -language- learning through the use of social meedia and Web 2.0 resources.  ( http://dica-lab.org/blog/2011/05/23/dica-collaborators-at-the-first-ever-eu-china-multilingualism-conference-may-19-2011-2/ )

The moderator of our working group was Iris Lutz ( Confucius Institut Nürnberg-Erlangen ).

Another contribution to the debate came from Ms Qi Wang, Ministry of Education in China.

The commission has recently published the outcomes of the Summit. They are available here.