Workshop "How to evaluate interdisciplinary research? Conceptual, methodological and empirical challenges" 29th S eptember
The Philosophy of Science research group, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu, is delighted to be hosting an international workshop on the evaluation of interdisciplinary research on Saturday 29th September.
The importance of communities for the creation and evaluation of knowledge claims has been widely discussed among philosophers of science. With the rise of interdisciplinary research, communities where knowledge is produced may no longer be expected to be united in any way they used to be in disciplinary research. Given the importance of the shared background for the evaluation of knowledge claims, this development raises a number of interesting questions. Do participants of interdisciplinary projects experience problems related to evaluating other participants’ contributions, having their own contributions evaluated by other participants or their overall project being evaluated from the outside? How does interdisciplinary work influence one’s self-conception and perception of one’s competence as a researcher? Do interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects offer new robust criteria for evaluation thanks to, for example, their greater practical impact? Or does their practical successfulness raise new problems for evaluation? If interdisciplinary research may indeed be expected to face certain problems, why does it remain attractive and what does it say about our understanding of traditional disciplines? The presentations in this workshop address these questions from a variety of perspectives, helping to understand the present practice and the potential possibilities of interdisciplinary research.
Date: Saturday 29 September
Location: Room 336, Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu, Jakobi 2, Tartu, Estonia
For registration and further information, please contact Endla Lõhkivi endla.lohkivi [ät] ut.ee no later than September 28th.
The event is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Regional Development Fund), IUT 20-5 Estonian Ministry of Education and PUT 732 Estonian Research Council.