Interdisciplinarity and the academic seminar. Seminar 5 in the series Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges
- Date: –15:00
- Location: Zoom
- Organiser: Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS)
- Contact person: Ingrid Berg
Welcome to Circus' seminar series: Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges. Our fifth seminar is called: Interdisciplinarity and the academic seminar (in English)
The academic seminar is a key activity in scholarly life. The seminar is a central venue for discussing ideas and drafts in the pursuit of maintaining and improving quality. It is also a setting where more junior scholars are socialised into the academic profession. The seminar is, finally, a setting where identities are forged and performed. This seminar reflects on the seminar as a key practice in academia. In particular, the focus is on how to think about inter- or multidisciplinary seminars where all the above aspects may be further compounded by having to bridge different disciplinary modi operandi. Do such cross-cutting seminars provide particular challenges and are there measures you can take to facilitate them becoming productive.
We will host the Spring seminars entirely on zoom until further notice. A link will be sent to registered participants ahead of the seminar.
About the seminar series
Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges is an exploratory seminar series. The aim of the seminar series is to expand our collaborative understanding of different aspects of performing interdisciplinary research. The series is meant to be a collectively maintained venue for discussing the practices, challenges, and opportunities with cross-disciplinary research endeavours.
The seminars are open to anyone curios about doing research across disciplinary boundaries. The series have a few recurrent themes, where you can choose to follow all of the seminars or focus on seminars on a specific theme.
• Practices and skills: seminars designed to discuss various skill-sets and practices specific to working in interdisciplinary contexts. Topics include collaborative writing, seminar cultures, publishing strategies, developing research ideas and grant applications etc.
• Career: seminaries designed for early career researchers who are already working across disciplines or who are interested in initiating interdisciplinary research. Topics include careers paths, challenges in switching disciplines, professional identity and self-imagery etc.
• Leadership: seminars designed for principal investigators, project leaders and participants in interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Topics include challenges and practices in leading a cross-disciplinary research group, designing and developing group cohesion etc.