Institutionalizing Interdisciplinarity conference Saturday, 11/12/11

Institutionalizing Interdisciplinarity | Saturday, November 12, 2011
301 Philosophy Hall

Program:

9:00am-9:30am | Welcome and Breakfast

PANEL 1: “Edutecture CU Teachers College Collaborative”
9:30am-11:00am
“Edutecture: Post-Representiationalist Design as Post-Modern Praxis.”

CU Teacher’s College collaborative
Blake Victor Seidenshaw (Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, Teachers College, CU)
Victoria Netanus (Sociology and Education, Teachers College, CU)
Chris Moffett (Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, CU)

Monica Patrice Barra (Cultural Anthropology, Graduate Center, CUNY)
David Backer (Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, CU)

Ethan Jucovy (Independent Scholar)

PANEL 2: “Interdisciplinarity Between Art and Science”
11:00am – 12:30pm
Disscussant: Jay Gundacker, History

John R. Blakinger, UC Berkeley
Models for Art and Science Collaboration:
Gyorgy Kepes at MIT and the Rise of Cold War Interdisciplinarity in the Visual Arts

Matthew Ramirez, UC Berkeley
Towards a Physiology of Drama: Plot Algorithms with Applications in Playwriting, Interactive Drama, and Collaborative Filtering

Robert Lewis and Matthew Luckett, Michigan State and UCLA
Cowboy morality in historical mass media: Barriers to an interdisciplinary investigation of dime novels and westward expansion

12:30pm-1:30pm | Lunch

KEYNOTE LECTURE
D. Graham Burnett presenting with Artist Lisa Young
1:30pm – 2:30pm

“In Lies Begins Responsibilities: Parafiction and Interdisciplinary Practice”

D. Graham Burnett is a professor of History, Princeton University and Editor, CabinetMagazine
Discussant: Marwa El Skakry, Associate Professor, Department of History

PANEL 3: Historical Interdisciplinarities and Interdisciplinary Histories
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Discussant: Owen Cornwall, MESAAS

Arthur Dudney, MESAAS, Columbia University
“Interdisciplinarity before Disciplines, the View from Early-Modern South Asia”

Irene Plantholt, Near Eastern Languages, Columbia University
“An interdisciplinary approach towards ancient Mesopotamian medicine”

3:30pm-3:45pm | Coffee

PANEL 4: Borders, Spaces, Disciplines
3:45pm – 5:15pm

Discussant: Yohann Ripert, Department of French and Romance Philology

Lori Cole, Department of Comparative Literature, NYU
“Reading Revista de Avance Across Disciplines”

Alvram Alpert, University of Pennsylvania
“Rousseau’s Modernity and Suzuki’s Zen”

Ginger Nolan, History of Architecture, Columbia University
“‘Great Books for Fat Men’ and Simple Tests for ‘Savage Minds’: How the Humanities Made a Global Humanity”

CONCLUDING PANEL:
5:15pm – 6:15pm

“On Institutionalizing Interdisciplinarity”

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor, Columbia University
Lydia Liu, Wu Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, EALAC, Columbia University

Moderated by Stathis Gourgouris, Professor of Classics and Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

The ICLS Graduate Student Planning Committee would like to thank the following departments for their generous support: GSAC, GSAPP, EALAC, History, French and Romance Philology, MESAAS at Columbia University


For more information, please visit our website: icls.columbia.edu.

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