What is Interdisciplinarity?

Thursday 20th May 2021, 2-5pm, Online

Interdisciplinarity is generally regarded as a strength in the Arts and Humanities, generating innovative ideas and methodologies, and fostering connections across disciplines. But what does it mean in practice to work in an interdisciplinary way? How can researchers from different fields communicate effectively? How can different disciplines be made to inform each other productively? How can we balance expertise in one field with adequate knowledge of others? What is the distinction between interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary work? How can interdisciplinarity be embedded into undergraduate teaching? What are the implications of interdisciplinary doctoral research for academic careers? These and other questions will be tackled in this workshop, led by three scholars with extensive experience of embedding interdisciplinarity into their research and teaching.

The Workshop will be limited to 25 people.

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