Keynote Speaker Announced

“The future and end of interdisciplinarity. What is implied when we aim for more robust interdisciplinary insights?” presented by Dr. Machiel Keestra has been confirmed as the Keynote talk for the Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Pedagogy and Knowledge Production conference, 9-10 April, 2019, hosted by Keele University.

Registration is open until the 29th of March at a very reasonable £60 for the full conference. The draft programme of speakers is now available from the website, https://www.keele.ac.uk/ilas/conferences/interdisciplinarylearningandteachingconference/.

Places are limited, so please register early to avoid possible disappointment. This the fourth annual Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference, which provides practical and relevant talks by a variety of HE professional and academic staff who design, deliver and assess interdisciplinary activities at a range of institutions in the UK and Europe.

Machiel Keestra is assistant professor (UD) at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He studied philosophy and psychology in Amsterdam and Heidelberg (Germany) and his PhD thesis Sculpting the Space of Actions. Since 2010 Dr. Keestra has been the elected board member of the US based Association for Interdisciplinary Studies and their President from 2014-16. In addition he has been on the strategic board of the 2017 and 2019 International Transdisciplinarity Conferences and is co-chair of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference in Amsterdam, October 24-26th 2019 (http://aisconference2019.nl/).

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