Roundtable Discussion on Interdisciplinarity in the 19th Century
Nineteenth Century Studies Association Meeting, “Memory and Commemoration”
February 2-4, 2017 in Charleston, SC
What is the fate of interdisciplinary studies in hard times, when humanities programs suffer and liberal education must often defend itself against accusations of irrelevance? As a scholarly organization that welcomes and encourages interdisciplinary work, the Nineteenth Century Studies Association would like to host a roundtable on this subject at their meeting in Charleston. In the hopes of inspiring a discussion of the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinarity, the Association is asking for proposals for very brief (10-minute) presentations on any aspect of interdisciplinarity. There will be five or six presentations, followed by an open discussion.
Subjects may include (but are not limited to):
Professor Judith W. Page (University of Florida) will organize and moderate the session. Please send your 250-word proposals and one-page cv to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2016. Abstracts should include author’s name, institutional affiliation, and title of presentation in the heading.