Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics – Frankfurt

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is one of the leading societies for modern scientific research. With its over 80 research institutes, it supports research in the natural, life and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities.

The objective of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics is “to arrive at a deeper understanding of the mechanisms, elicitors and functions of aesthetic liking and aesthetic preferences: Who appreciates what and why and under which conditions? And what functions do aesthetic practices and preferences serve for individuals, social groups and societies?” The Max Planck Institute has its very own ArtLab, which is a performance hall and recording studio, allowing the researchers to gain real-time data of how an audience experiences music and other performances.

For more information on the institute, please, visit: https://www.aesthetics.mpg.de/en.html

We have arranged a tour of the institute for 50 delegates who will be taken to Frankfurt and back by a bus provided by us. If you would like to participate in this excursion, please, indicate so when registering for the conference.  The cost of this excursion will be €10 p.p. Registration for the excursion is on a first come first serve basis.

The City of Mainz

With its 2,000-year history, Mainz is a historical and cultural hotspot in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Area. Many remains of buildings from the Roman age can be found throughout the city and its surroundings. Mainz’s over 1,000-year-old cathedral lies in the centre of the oldest part of the city. Furthermore, Mainz is the birthplace of the invention that sparked the scientific revolution of the 15th century – the printing press (whose moveable type you find in our design for the conference). We have arranged a tour of the city for our delegates so they can learn more about the rich history of the city where Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. 

If you would like to take part in this excursion, please indicate so in your registration. Cost will be €9 p.p. 

For more information on the city of Mainz, please, visit: http://mainz.de/en/index.php

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner of the 2019 Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities conference will take place at the Kupferbergterrassen in Mainz. Founded in 1850, it has become one of the best sparkling wine press houses. Located on a hill at the centre of Mainz, it allows for a spectacular view over the city. The restaurant has a long tradition of regional cuisine and offers a menu compiled of the best ingredients of the season.

If you would like to take part in the conference dinner, please indicate so in your registration.

For more information on the restaurant, please, visit: https://www.hochzeiten-kupferbergterrassen.de/restaurant-kupferberg/ (German only)

How to get to the restaurant

To get to the restaurant from the university, take the tram 51 in direction Finthen Poststraße or 53 in the direction Hechtsheim Bürgerhaus and alight at Hauptbahnhof West.  You will see the Intercity Hotel Mainz behind you. Cross the street to get to the sidewalk where the hotel is and turn left. After 400 meters you will have crossed a bridge over the train lines and arrive at a big crossing. Cross the street and turn right uphill (Alicenstraße). Follow this street until you are at a big intersection with four streets. Turn left here (Kupferbergterasse). After 100 meters the restaurant is on your right (Kupferbergterrasse 17-19, 55116 Mainz).

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