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Miranda Anderson is a Nominated Fellow at the Institute of Advance Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and an Anniversary Research Fellow in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Stirling. She was the initiator of, and a research fellow on, the History of Distributed Cognition Project. This project expands on research completed during her Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship which explores parallels (and contrasts) between recent philosophical theories on the extended mind and analogous ideas in literary, philosophical, and scientific texts circulating between the fifteenth and early-seventeenth century. A number of papers on this research have been published or are forthcoming and her book The Renaissance Extended Mind was published by Palgrave Macmillan's New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science series in July 2015. She was a Research Associate of The Balzan Project, which was based at St John’s College, University of Oxford, and which explored cognitive approaches to literary studies. She also initiated and became a research fellow on the ongoing AHRC-funded project Palimpsest: Literary Edinburgh, now renamed LitLong, a project which arose out of her idea of creating an innovative new way of engaging people with literature through geolocating extracts of literary texts.