Circus’ annual “Interdisciplinary Garden Party”

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: The Observatory Park Kyrkogårdsgatan 8A
  • Organiser: Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS)
  • Contact person: Ingrid Berg
  • Mottagning

Circus’ annual “Interdisciplinary Garden Party” is a place to mingle and take part in activities. The garden party is for researchers and others at Uppsala university who are involved in, or curious about, cross-cutting research collaborations.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

This year we are meeting in person on the sunny afternoon 2 June at 15.30–17.00 in the garden outside the Old Observatory. The prime format is the classic mingle with food, drinks and some entertainment. On informal display will also be some of what our research networks groups are working on. 

The interdisciplinary garden party is for researchers and others at Uppsala University who are involved in, or curious about, cross-cutting research collaborations. It is a moment to come together to share what we all are working on and what is otherwise on our minds. 

We feel that these unsettling times make it as crucial as ever to meet and talk about matters small and large with old and new acquaintances. A crucial part of the human experience is to meet and try to make sense of it all in exploratory conversations. What places can a meandering conversation visit when they are given different points of departure? Where will it go when someone randomly hums the latest Lars Winnerbäck tune, when another one refers to a comforting bit of news, or when yet another one quotes Dickens out of the blue? Indeed, what new ideas might be spurned when different research endeavors congregate at a garden party?

Do join us on 2 June to find out!

Och jag gör så roliga ställen,
där barnen kan springa omkring,” 

Idas sommarvisa by Astrid Lindgren

Registration closed. 

Welcome to Circus' Garden Party

Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Ingrid Berg, Mella Köjs, Maria Pananaki and Linda Isacsson.