IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 819: Doing Interdisciplinarity, II: Politics and Possibilities

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:'Doing Interdisciplinarity' Medieval Studies Group
Organiser:Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Wendy Scase, Department of English, University of Birmingham

Our research and teaching are inevitably undertaken withi (or in relation to) the structures of our institutions. Everyone attending this session is invited to think in advance about how they perceive the nature and operation of institutional politics in relation to interdisciplinarity in their place of work or study, and its impact on how they work in their own field, and also about the relationship of interdisciplinarity to the sessions they have attended at the IMC. Panel members will open the session with very short position papers, and discussion will follow from these. Participants include Catherine J. Batt (University of Leeds), Andrew F. Butcher (University of Kent), Alaric Hall (University of Glasgow), Elisabeth E. Salter (University of Kent), Philip A. Shaw (University of Leeds), Mary Swan (University of Leeds), and Helen E. Wicker (University of Kent).