CfP: Humanities and Beyond: Exploring the Frontiers of Interdisciplinarity
Date: Friday 27th May 2016
Location: York University, Berrick Saul Building
Deadline for submissions: 11th March 2016
Keynote speaker: Robin Mackay, Philosopher and director of Urbanomic, an organisation that negotiates the space between art, philosophy, and science.
Purpose of the event
The humanities departments of the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York excel in their commitment to interdisciplinary study. A large proportion of researchers, doctoral and masters students work across a range of disciplinary boundaries, within the humanities and beyond. We are running a symposium day in which students from these universities can share their experiences of interdisciplinary research with each other, and with established academics and practitioners. Students will be able to:
The day will take the form of a symposium with 15-minute conference-style papers, workshops with practitioners, a round-table discussion with established academics, and a keynote presentation from Robin MacKay, philosopher and director of UK arts organization Urbanomic, addressing the relationships between philosophy, science and art practice.
Who is it for?
Submissions are open to all Leeds, Sheffield, and York students and researchers working across interdisciplinary boundaries, whose research includes a humanities subject. We particularly welcome submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. We encourage speakers to present on interdisciplinary themes that may include work-in-progress, challenges you have encountered and overcome in interdisciplinary study, or interdisciplinary methodologies.
We are inviting proposals for the conference-style session. Submissions may address (but are not limited to):
Submissions may include the disciplines of (but are not limited to):
Abstract submissions should be 250 words for a 15-minute paper presentation. We also invite abstracts for posters to go on display on the day, presenting an interdisciplinary project, methodology or issue. Poster proposals should be 200 words.
All submissions should include a short biographical note. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 11th March 2016.