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New publication: Strange Bedfelllows - a peer-reviewed volume of student scholarship

18 January 2024
Strange Bedfellows

Interdisciplinarity is one of the most prioritized policy goals at a national and European level.

Yet, ‘interdisciplinarity’ remains under-defined, and the challenges and obstacles unique to doing interdisciplinarity remain fuzzy. In one of the Year 2 projects offered at UCG, our students examined the history of disciplines, disciplinary tribalism, and interdisciplinary education from the perspective of students and teachers.

The results from this project formed the foundation for the edited volume 'Strange Bedfellows: An experiment in studen-directed Interdisciplinary Research' published by Groningen University Press.

About the book

This peer-reviewed edited volume of student scholarship explores what it means to do interdisciplinarity in response to this challenge. Drawing upon both the disciplinary expertises of professional researchers and educators, and the experiences and analyses of UCG students actually enrolled in interdisciplinary programmes, this volume is unique in offering both high-level conceptual analyses of the virtues and problems inherent to interdisciplinary research, and on-the-ground case notes of what interdisciplinary teaching and research looks like in practice.

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