Monday, June 18, 2007: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Cottonwoods (Boise Centre on the Grove)
B Symposia (sp)
New Humanities and Science Convergences III: The Greening of the Disciplines
This multidisciplinary symposium eplores new or recent connections between the humanities and the sciences in order to survey positive cross-fertilizations they produce. collaborations of unique kinds between the sciences on the one hand, and humanities, art, literature, music, dance, and architecture on the other, mark the current interdisciplinary scene. The symposium seeks to survey collaborations that eclipse former antagonisms between the sciences and the humanities and provoke questions about the very nature of each area as they draw from and influence each other. We give particular focus this year to the inflluence of ecology and sustainability in the evolution of the academic disciplines in both the humanities and sciences. A "green" concern for the content, theory, and methods in various disciplines has the capacity to transform them. Papers for panel presentations should highlight the potential for creative work and new directions emerging from new humanities and science convergences and the greening of the disciplines.
Sponsor: The Pacific Division Section on General and Interdisciplinary Studies
Organizers:Robert Louis Chianese
Carl A. Maida
Presider:Robert Louis Chianese
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
Robert Louis Chianese
8:45 AMMarco Polo's visit to Hangzhou, China: a Humanties/GPS Visualization/Convergence
James C. Manley
9:15 AMA.R.T. as the savior of science and technology
Scott MacFarlane
9:45 AMCollaborating on the Wings of a Butterfly: An Interdisciplinary Effort to Understand and Restore a Threatened Species
Jon Christensen
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMA Century of Misbelief: Milk Sickness in the American Midwest, 1828-1928
Barbara Yablon Maida
11:00 AMMicron Scale Examinations of Two Illustrative Environments: Where Reality is the Ultimate Abstraction
Roy W. Johnson
11:30 AMThe New Humanities Field Trip: Sensing/Aesthetics/Mythology/Ecology
Robert Louis Chianese
12:00 PMLunch
1:30 PMORGANIZING KNOWLEDGE: Armadillo, Armoire, Amoeba and Aretology
Fred Massarik
2:00 PMSustainability and the Re-Greening of Anthropology
Carl A. Maida
2:30 PMMCCE IGERT: An Experiment in International Interdisciplinary Graduate Education
Adam Freeburg, Sara Breslow, Julie Combs, Emma Flores, Steve Harrell, Tom Hinckley, Joanne Ho, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrooke, Eric Nassau, Alicia Robbins, Haldre Rogers, Patrick Shamberger, Lauren Urgenson
3:00 PMBreak
3:15 PMEthnographic Futures Research: A Method to Facilitate Visioning, Consensus and Organizational Success
Bill Gillis, Matthew Mitchell, Robert Textor
4:00 PMDiscussion: Is There Hope for Knowledge Convergence? Managing Boundaries and Barriers in the Groves of Science
Robert Louis Chianese

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