How to Make Interdisciplinary Connections
The idea of collaborating across disciplines and even academic divisions is alive, well, and ever-expanding. In fact, in a diminishing print market, interdisciplinary scholarship is increasingly valued by publishers and supportive mentors alike. But reservations and outright criticisms of the concept of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship are just as strong. What are the potential benefits and limitations of interdisciplinary scholarship as it pertains to your own research? We will discuss evidence-based and interpretive modes of inquiry and workshop strategies (and justifications) for bridging the gap between these two modes. We will also explore two possible forums for interdisciplinary exchange: sustained dialogue and research collaboration. This event is geared toward all disciplines.