New opportunity for faculty to host research seminar in London

Author: Colleen Wilcox

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Applications are now open for faculty to lead a two-week interdisciplinary summer residential research seminar in July 2023 at the London Global Gateway. The theme of the seminar, “The City,” brings together distinguished scholars from different disciplines and global experiences to reflect and share perspectives.

The seminar will be led and directed by a Notre Dame faculty member and participants will include up to five additional Notre Dame faculty with other participants drawn from international institutions.

More details on “The City”

Nearly all disciplines—history and historical geography, politics, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, cultural and literary studies, engineering, architecture, art history, religious studies and philosophy and the natural sciences—contribute to understanding the City as a complex, historical, and living whole. Understanding becomes more expansive and deeper, however, when disciplines with their specific assumptions and methods are brought into conversation with each other in the hope of producing a more robust and holistic understanding.

A type of international and interdisciplinary laboratory is constructed when you bring together distinguished scholars from different disciplines and global experiences and perspectives to reflect on the City and share conversations about new ways to understand, interpret, and explain the City. This laboratory enables individual reflection to become deeper and more nuanced while also generating a more multi-faceted, globally-informed, and holistic hermeneutics of the City.

Applicant responsibilities include the following:

• Provide intellectual leadership for the seminar and define and articulate how the outcomes will advance excellence and distinction in research scholarship

• Recruit the participants

• Refine the key research questions that will be addressed

• Lead the successful design and implementation of the seminar

• Report on the outcomes

Requirements include the following:

• Tenured professor at the University of Notre Dame

• An active researcher with recent publications

• A researcher with intellectual range and demonstrated interdisciplinary competence

• A history of hosting international academic events such as conferences

Learn more and apply

Interested faculty will submit applications using Notre Dame International's submission manager. The successful applicant will be required to obtain a letter of support from the department Chair.

Faculty can contact Geraldine Meehan for more details.