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De Nieuwe Interdisciplinariteit
25 Jan. 2023 -
15:00 - 17:00
Conference Room

The New Interdisciplinarity

Interdisciplinarity in the Netherlands

Over the past few years, interdisciplinarity has quickly become the model for future academic research. But what does this future look like? And is there just one or are there multiple interdisciplinary futures imaginable?

The ambition of this series, organized by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), is to develop a new perspective on interdisciplinarity – one that promotes and critically engages it, one that considers both its promises and pitfalls. Rather than asking what interdisciplinarity is or simply taking its value for granted, the series seeks to explore what it could be and how it could be made as valuable as possible.

The first meeting will zoom in on the current situation in interdisciplinary academic research in Dutch academia. More specifically, the discussion will focus on recent reports on interdisciplinarity issued by various academic and scientific organizations in the Netherlands. What visions of interdisciplinarity do these convey? How do they compare when it comes to their diagnoses of the current state-of-the-art? And what overlaps and differences exist between their proposals for steps ahead?

You are kindly invited to join in the discussion of these and other questions about interdisciplinarity in Dutch academia (and beyond).


Chris Eveleens, Scientific Staff Member, Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI)

Lotte Krabbenborg, Associate Professor, Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University, and Member of De Jonge Akademie (DJA)

Bram Mellink, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Amsterdam and member of the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA)

Linda Douw, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurosciences, Amsterdam UMC and member of the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA)

This programme will be moderated by Lukas Verburgt, Research & Project Associate at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study


14.30 Walk in

15.00 Start event

17.00 Closing

More information and registration

Participation at the event is free, but registration is compulsory. Please register by sending an e-mail to events@nias.knaw.nl titled ‘The New Interdisciplinarity’.