KK hosts roundtable discussion series on interdisciplinarity

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, will organize a series of university-wide roundtable discussions on interdisciplinarity. In the roundtable series, different academics from various fields gather to talk about the recent developments—foremost of which is the implementation of interdisciplinarity—in higher education.

The first roundtable will be on Sept. 1, 2014, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., at the 4th floor, new Rizal Library. It will discuss the theoretical and historical underpinnings of interdisciplinarity. The panel is composed of Dr. Ma. Assunta Cuyegkeng of the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability and Dr. Ramon Guillermo of the University of the Philippines Diliman. Serving as rapporteur is Prof. Michael Pante of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University.

In this series, scholars, practitioners, and administrators engage in dialogue and critique as to how interdisciplinarity is imagined, understood, and practiced. The series will be divided into three main categories: the historical, operational, and institutional aspects. The roundtable aims to contribute to ways in which interdisciplinarity is defined and practiced in the general education curriculum of higher educational institutions. The second installment—on the practice of interdisciplinarity—will be on Sept. 8, 2014. The third installment—on the institutional implications of interdisciplinarity—will be on Sept. 22, 2014. All sessions will be in the 4th floor, new Rizal Library


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