Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists
British Byzantine Postgraduate Network
The Whitting Room (Arts 436), University of Birmingham
5:15 PM 5th May 2016
On Thursday, 5th May 2016 at 5:15, the University of Birmingham will be hosting the next British Byzantine Postgraduate Network event: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists’.
Much has changed in the scholarship of the humanities in recent years, with an emphasis both on interdisciplinary research and the use of new methodologies. When embarking on our own research with Byzantine source material, we can be faced with what seems to be an overwhelming array of sub-methodologies and languages. With so many different avenues of research, each with their own specific difficulties and problems, what is the Byzantinist to do?
In the spirit of the British Byzantine Postgraduate Network this event will create a space where early-career Byzantinists can discuss solutions to this disciplinary dilemma. We will ask how we, as early-career scholars, can challenge the current structures of academia in order to create a more interdisciplinary and collaborative research culture.
The evening will take the form of a series of speakers: Maria Vrij (Birmingham; numismatics), Sihong Lin (Manchester, social network analysis), Hugh Jeffrey (Oxford, archaeological theory), Adam Simmons (Lancaster, medieval ethnography), Vicky Manolopoulou (Newcastle, GIS and technologies). There will be a round table discussion and wine reception.
To book a place, please contact Lauren Wainwrightme lxw936[at]bham.ac.uk.