“The Future of Interdisciplinarity”: STEM Methods and Medieval StudiesSymposium

The last decade has seen an enormous rise in the number of research projects employing scientific tools toengage long-standing historical questions. From isotope analysis to biodistance markers, new research has demonstrated the efficacy of interdisciplinary effortsto address long-standing issues in medieval studies. This symposium will feature public lectures (April 15 and 17) and a public workshop and discussion (April 16). Emerging scholars and advanced PhD students from the UNR community will discuss the balances, pitfalls, and rewards of working within the cutting edge of two disciplines. Guest speakers include: Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University) and Maite Iris García Collado (University of the Basque Country). These three events, organized by CH Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Ned Schoolman, will illuminate the growing consilience between science and the humanities in answering questions about the past, and highlight new directions in interdisciplinary research.

  • Public Lecture:“The First Plague Pandemic and the End of the Ancient World” --Monday, April 15th (Scrugham Engineering and Mines 101 6–7pm) Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University):“The First Plague Pandemic and the End of the Ancient World”
  • Workshop and Discussion: Maite Iris García Collado and Merle Eisenberg -- Tuesday, April 16th (Scrugham Engineering and Mines 101 6–7:30pm) “New Directions in STEM Methods and Medieval Studies”
  • “Diet and Mobility in Early Medieval Iberia. New Insights from Stable Isotope Analyses” -- Wednesday, April 17th (Wells Fargo Auditorium (MIKC) 6–7pm) A Workshop and Discussion with Maite Iris García Collado (University of the Basque Country),Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University),Theodore Dingemans (UNR), andVictoria Swenson (UNR).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to 7:30 pm

SEM 101 amd MIKC Wells Fargo