Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries is a two-day workshop that seeks to build bridges across disciplinary divides. The event convenes UChicago PhD students and faculty from across the Social Sciences Division to discuss work in progress, with an emphasis on work that engages with the intellectual traditions of more than one discipline.
The event will consist of multiple workshop sessions in which PhD students present their work, followed by discussion led by a faculty member from a department different from the presenters’ own. By using this format, we intend to encourage more complete answers to shared questions, strengthened by more diverse forms of argument and evidence
Now in its second year, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries will take place on Thursday, September 27th and Friday, 28th, 2018. The event will feature two keynote talks:
- “Radical Political Economy” by Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, visiting researcher at Princeton University. This talk is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th, at 8:30 am.
- “Thinking the Empire Whole” by Steven Pincus, Thomas E. Donnelly Professor of British History and the College at the University of Chicago. This talk is scheduled for Friday, September 28th, at 12:45 pm.
A detailed schedule is available here.
The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!