Come one, come all! I'm writing to invite everyone to "Science and Method in the Humanities," a conference this Friday, here at Rutgers University. This is an interdisciplinary graduate conference aimed at fostering communication and collaboration across methods and disciplines -- an aim that we at HASTAC can surely get behind!
Here is the conference poster, with the schedule of events:
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As you can see, the range of topics is wide-ranging, with the central, animating concern being method -- that is, if we are working across disciplines, how do we perform a kind of criticism that respects, and yet perhaps innovates on, the native concerns of differing fields? Should we even be worried about that?
The conference is free and open to all! You should, however, register online if you want to come. Getting to Rutgers is very easy from either New York or Philadelphia -- the conference is located 10 minutes from the New Brunswick NJ Transit station at the Alexander Library and Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue.
And now, a plug: Do stay until the end! I'll be giving a paper on biological literary criticism in the "Minds and Methodology" panel in the afternoon.
Although I'm not an organizer, I'm acquainted with the organizers -- the fantastic Natura working group at the Rutgers British Studies Center -- and can either answer or redirect any questions you may have about the substance of the conference or about traveling to it.
Hope to see some of you East Coasters there!