Early Career Research and Interdisciplinarity, 23 September 2014

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Date: Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Venue: The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP  Venue directions and map

Time: 10.00am until 5.00pm. Lunch will be provided.

The Open University is proud to host this British Academy-supported one-day event particularly aimed at Early Career Researchers (ECRs)*.

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 speaker will be 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, digital humanities and other matters.

If you would like to attend, please email the following address to register: Arts-REST@open.ac.uk. Please direct any questions on the event to Derek Matravers derek.matravers@open.ac.uk.

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

via British Academy Event for Early Career Researchers – Philosophy – Faculty of Arts – The Open University.