Pushing the Boundaries: ECR & Interdisciplinarity event 23 September 2014

pushing the boundaries

FAO: All Early Career Researchers in Arts & Humanities

The Open University would like to invite you to a British Academy supported one-day event particularly aimed at Early Career Researchers (ECRs)* on Tuesday 23rd September in London, at the OU Camden Office.

It is widely claimed that the future of the Humanities lies in interdisciplinarity. For example, the CHASE (Consortium of Humanities and Arts South East England) website announces that ‘It is fundamental to the CHASE ethos that serious disciplinary research is interdisciplinary’. However, it is not clear what this means or what the implications are. The aim of the event is to explore the nature of interdisciplinary work, discuss its place in the Humanities, and examine its problems and prospects.

The keynote address will be by Professor Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and the Humanities (CRASSH). There will also be panels to give advice on publishing interdisciplinary collections, applying for grants, and other matters. The event webpage: www.open.ac.uk/arts/philosophy/ba-ecr.shtml, shows the programme and full details of the speakers.

The event will start at 10:00am and finish at 5:00pm. Lunch will be provided. There is no provision to cover travel costs. If you would like to attend, please notify Arts-REST@open.ac.uk by Tuesday 16th September. Please direct any questions to Derek Matravers (derek.matravers@open.ac.uk).

Event address: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP, venue directions and map.

*Our working definition of ECR for this event is someone within up to 8 years of the PhD.

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