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(Series on Public Humanities) Coyote meet Road Runner: What is Called Public Scholarship?



Bruce Burgett


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm


Building 260, Room 216



(Series on Public Humanities) Coyote meet Road Runner: What is Called Public Scholarship?

Please join the Humanities Education Focal Group, the Office of Community Engagement, the Humanities Center, and the DLCL for the 5th event in the Series on Public Humanities. 


We are pleased to welcome Professor Bruce Burgett, Professor and Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,University of Washington-Bothell. Chair of Imagining America National Advisory Board, Co-Directory of the Simpson Center for the Humanities Craduate Certificate in Public Scholarship


Tuesday, April 22nd  |  260-216

  • 12:00 pm - Lunchtime Lecture
  • 2:00 - Graduate Workshop on Practical Approaches to Public Scholarship


Professor Burgett will explore the question of what public scholarship is and why it matters.  His lecture begins with an exercise designed to highlight the situated-ness of answers to these questions before turning to a discussion of how they are currently addressed across the cultural disciplines and professions in the United States.  Focusing on the tension between the vertical integration of knowledge-making sectors and the lateral movement across them, Burgett suggests that the oppositions that respond to this tension – disciplinarity versus interdisciplinarity, basic versus applied research, bench versus bedside, specialization versus generalization – are false.  In their place, a focus on the question of how the positive capacity to work across knowledge-making sectors can be cultivated in the context of graduate education and (counter) professional development.


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