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Call for proposals: Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference 2019

posted 13 Mar 2019, 02:57 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Mar 2019, 02:58 ]
Amsterdam, 24-26 October 2019

In 2019, the theme of the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) annual conference will be Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts. Since a defining feature of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity is not to abstract or isolate problems but rather to approach them in their real-world contexts, this conference theme asks participants to consider the global and local contexts of interdisciplinary education and research. Obviously, contexts differ in scale and can be defined at microscopic or macroscopic levels: chemical properties are influenced by molecular configurations, for example, organic functions by bodily states, individuals by their societal environments, public health by geographical and climatic conditions, and cities by their world-wide connections. Adding to this complexity are various dynamic interactions across these dimensions, further making an interdisciplinary perspective necessary.

As addressing global contexts will require rich collaborations, the conference program committee aims to organize three days of innovative and interactive sessions. Each day will open and close with plenary talks and panels, creating a community of engaged conference participants. Sessions will consist of roundtable discussions, solution room questions, workshops, poster presentations and other formats figuring on the program – enabling not only senior scholars but also early career academics as well as students and professionals form outside the academy to contribute.

Deadline and submission
We invite contributions from attendees in all categories – from a diversity of fields, countries, and research or educational cultures, addressing different aspects of the conference theme. The program committee supports innovative formats that will encourage audience involvement and lively dialogue. The conference theme Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts has been broken down into the four subthemes elaborated below. In submitting a proposal, please indicate how your submission aligns with one or more of the following themes. Choose one primary theme and indicate how one or more of the questions specified, are relevant to your contribution. Below you find a link to the submission form. Pleas categorize your proposal by choosing one of the subthemes below.
Deadline for proposal submission is: 1 April, 2019

You will receive an email acknowledgement of your proposal submission.

For the full call for proposals and the submission form go to http://www.aisconference2019.nl/callforproposal/call-for-proposals.html