Transcending Disciplinary Decadence

December 18, 2011 - December 21, 2011
Centre for Contemporary Theory

Hotel Bella Casa


Arjun Appadurai
New York University

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This conference will bring together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and the natural sciences, to discuss varieties of challenges faced by higher education in this second decade of the twenty-first century and their significance as humanity struggles, amid many social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental upheavals, to lay the groundwork for the twenty-second. The triumvirate of research, scholarship, and teaching is here offered to unsettle the dominating binary of research and teaching, where scholarship is often excluded as an aspect of the academic’s vocation. As well, the addition of scholarship raises considerations on the practice of teaching, for where teaching is guided by scholarship it becomes an activity by which the teacher is also the dedicated student, the devotee of learning committed to pedagogical imperatives of intellectual growth.

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September 20, 2011, 10:00am IST

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