Contact Addresses:

Dr. Mike Sinding
Research Fellow, ELINAS
FAU Erlangen

Dr. Aura Heydenreich
Research Fellow, ELINAS
FAU Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke
Institute for Theoretical Physics


Narrative, Cognition & Science Lab

Orangerie, Erlangen
21–23 October 2016

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Practical Information

Registration and Fees:

The fee for full participation in the symposium (including reception, coffee breaks, snacks, conference materials) is 50 €.

Please pay in cash on site. Receipts will be available.

Students are welcome to attend all talks free of charge.

Please notify us as soon as possible if you would like to participate (

Reception, Reading and Dinner:

We will have a reception at the Orangerie on 21 October, from 18:10 to 19:30, after which we will have a reading by award-winning poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw (, titled Unstable Regions.

There will be a conference dinner at Mireo restaurant ( on 22 October, starting at 19:30.

Both events will have vegetarian meal options.

Please inform us if you have any other dietary requirements.


We have booked blocks of rooms for conference rates at the following hotels, all of which are walking distance to the symposium location. Use the password "narrative" when booking conference hotels.


Getting to Erlangen:

The nearest airport to Erlangen is Nuremberg (NUE:

There is a subway (U-Bahn) from the airport to Nuremberg’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof).

Erlangen is approximately 30 minutes north of Nuremberg by train. Trains run several times per hour.

Munich airport is not far from Erlangen (MUC:

Intercity buses run from MUC to Erlangen and back, several times on most days. These can be easier and more affordable than the train:

See links for Postbus and Flixbus.

In Erlangen:

There is a taxi stand at the Erlangen main train station.

All conference hotels are 10-15 minutes’ walk from the station.

City buses run from the train station, and from the bus station, at Hugenottenplatz, 2 blocks straight ahead (east) from the train station. For bus routes and fares, see

The conference material will include local maps and lists of restaurants.

Key Dates:

Abstracts due: 31 August 2016
Decisions + Program: 15 September 2016
Registration: 30 September 2016
Symposium: 21-23 October 2016