Building on more than fifteen years of exchange, MIT recently participated in a new form of collaboration with Cambridge University through an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership conference on Time and Temporality. MIT was one of just five invited universities, along with Australian National University, a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne and the European University at St. Petersburg, and the conference was organized by graduate students at Cambridge.
The MIT students attending were Marika Landau-Wells (Political Science), and HASTS students Marie Burks, Alison Laurence, and 2016 graduate Tom Özden-Schilling. The event aims at encouraging students to think across disciplines in sharing their research internationally. In addition to graduate students, one faculty member from each university served as a senior delegate helping to organize their home institution’s participation; Prof. Diana Henderson of Literature represented MIT, and participated on a roundtable addressing challenges for young scholars.
She also spoke with Vince Hunt as part of a series of conference podcasts. Planning will soon begin for next year’s conference, geared towards advanced Ph.D. students in the arts, humanities and humanistic social sciences, on the topic of Traditions and Transformations.
For more information, contact Professor Diana Henderson.