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Durham University

Ustinov College

Conference Programme

10 July 2015

The Cellar Door, 41 Saddler Street, Durham City

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Conference Dinner

11 July 2015

Fisher House Café, Ustinov College, Howlands Farm

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Welcome and Keynote Address

Angela Woods (Durham University): "Working Knowledge: Notes on the production and performance of interdisciplinary research"

10:30 am – 11:30 am

I. Foundations of Interdisciplinarity

Dominika Czerniawska (Warsaw University): “Paths to interdisciplinarity: How do scholars start working on the edges of disciplines?”

Mitchell Welle (Catholic University of Lublin): “Minding the gap: On the varying senses of the term ‘interdisciplinary’”

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Coffee Break

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

II. Challenges in Interdisciplinarity

Marie-Christine Nizzi (Harvard University): “Damasio’s error: A case study for interdisciplinary guidelines”

Mihretu Guta (Durham University): “Consciousness, first-person perspective and neuroimaging”

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Buffet Lunch with Poster Presentation

Feyza Sacmali (Marmara University): “Disciplining the
interdisciplinary: The need for interdisciplinarity in the study of medieval
heresy”

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

III. Interdisciplinarity Through the Ages

Raphaël Sandoz (Oxford University): “Flashback to an interdisciplinary approach that worked: The use of mathematics in physics”

Chris Williams (Independent Scholar): “The enemy in the mirror: Misreading the economies of classical and modern Greece”

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

IV. Efficient Systems, Effective Systems

Clare Hanmer (Durham University): “Combining perspectives from building science and anthropology to analyse energy use in buildings”

Nicolle Sturdevant (Aberdeen University): “How universities can prepare students for the real job world by creating and enforcing an interdisciplinary environment”

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

V. The Human Factor in Interdisciplinarity

Elise Gayraud (Durham University): “Creative research methods in interdisciplinary sound studies: An audiovisual ethnographic encounter of human experience”

Miles MacLeod (Helsinki University): “Cognitive and conceptual obstacles to interdisciplinarity: And how cases of success handle them”

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drinks Reception