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CENTER FOR DISCIPLINARY INNOVATION

The Center for Disciplinary Innovation (CDI) fosters long-term transformation of the infrastructures of research and teaching. It does so by bringing together faculty from different departments to co-teach exploratory seminars at the graduate level as a first step toward the development of new programs, centers and committees. Each faculty member receives full credit for teaching the course and each team receives a $1,000 stipend for course-related purposes.

How to Apply

Proposals to teach in the CDI are due in November for the following academic year. Proposals should include a description of the seminar and its goals, along with a provisional syllabus. The rationale for the course should address larger disciplinary contexts as well as local or specific topics. Please indicate the quarter(s) in which you would like the seminar to be offered. Click here for the CDI Course Proposal Cover Sheet

 

Please contact Mai Vukcevich (mav@uchicago.edu), Assistant Director of the CDI, for additional information.

2019-20 CDI SEMINARS

Cinema Without an Archive

Allyson Nadia Field (Cinema & Media Studies) and Ghenwa Hayek (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)

 

Politics of Media: From the Culture Industry to Google Brain

Patrick Jagoda (English Language & Literature) and Kristen Schilt (Sociology)

 

Practices of Classicism in the French Seventeenth Century

Richard Neer (Art History and Cinema & Media Studies) and Larry Norman (Romance Languages & Literatures and Theater & Performance Studies)

 

Journeys Real and Virtual: Travel in the Pre-modern Mediterranean

Niall Atkinson (Art History) and Karin Krause (Divinity School)

 

Violence, Trauma, Repair

Natacha Nsabimana (Anthropology) and Sonali Thakkar (English Language & Literature)

Click here for a listing of previous CDI seminars

 

1100 East 57th Street, JRL S-102

Chicago, Illinois 60637

 

773-702-8274

franke-humanities@uchicago.edu

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