The Interdisciplinary PhD Students' Society at Dalhousie University PresentsEpistemic Bridges:Interdisciplinarity in the AcademyApril 10-11, 2008Keynote Panel FeaturingDr. Sue Sherwin (Philosophy, Dalhousie)Dr. Peter Trnka (Philosophy, MUN)Dr. Anne MacCleave (Educational Psychology, MSVU)Epistemic bridges refers to the unique connections people engaged ininterdisciplinary work create. As doctoral students, we gain expertise inexploring the permeability of disciplines while negotiating knowledgedevelopment in this space between. The ambition of this conference is tohighlight the exciting intellectual environment of the ID PhD program and ofinterdisciplinary research in general. The ID PhD program is unique on campus.This has attracted students and faculty from across the university toparticipate in our program and events. Interdisciplinarity is a cutting edgeconcept in research that has its own set of opportunities and challenges. This1.5 day conference focuses on aspects of interdisciplinarity that are sharedamong doctoral students.Deadline for Abstracts January 31, 2008We welcome abstracts for traditional presentations, workshop style sessions,discussion of work in progress, and completed interdisciplinary research thatconnect with our theme epistemic bridges. Possible topics include (but are notlimited to) methodological implications of interdisciplinary research,theoretical foundations of interdisciplinary research, or how you have createdan interdisciplinary space for your work. Priority will be given to doctoralstudents from Nova Scotia universities, post-doctoral researchers, and earlycareer faculty. Master's students who demonstrate high quality work that isrelevant to the conference theme will also be considered.Please submit an abstract (250 words) to the review panel electronically:[log in to unmask] Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via email byFebruary 15, 2008.This conference will be followed by a 3 day conference "Breaking Boundaries,Forging Connections: Feminist Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice" hosted bythe Nancy's Chair at Mount Saint Vincent University April 11-13, 2008. Pleasedirect all inquiries regarding the Nancy's chair conference to Dr. LorraineCode at [log in to unmask]
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