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Interdisciplinarity as Translation: its Rewards and Pitfalls

This event took place in February 2013.

This seminar will enable students to think critically about interdisciplinarity and the translation of knowledge and practices across the boundaries of research communities. It will do this by engaging students to think about the epistemological issues and also various methodological and practical issues involved in undertaking interdisciplinary research. It will allow them to be exposed to, and assess, not only the rewards but also the pitfalls of engaging in interdisciplinary research, and also best strategies on how to minimize or avoid the latter.

Presenter: Dr Ipek Demir Chair: Gurminder K Bhambra

Required pre-reading: Demir, Ipek (2011) 'Lost in Translation? Try Second Language Learning: Understanding Movements of Ideas and Practices across Time and Space', Journal of Historical Sociology, 24(1), March, pp. 9-26.