AYA event: Interdisciplinarity Lunch March 11 2020


Interdisciplinarity: how to get organized - Fourth lunch on interdisciplinary research, 11 March 2020

Organized by the Interdisciplinarity Group of the Amsterdam Young Academy

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When: Wednesday March 11, between 12.00h and 13.00h
Where: Botanische Tuin Zuidas - VU Campus
Who: Philipp Tuertscher

On March 11, the Amsterdam Young Academy organizes the fourth lunch on interdisciplinary research from 12 to 1 PM at Hortus Botanicus. The lunches aim to create a community of interdisciplinarity enthusiasts, through providing a conversation space on the challenges and success stories of doing interdisciplinary work. They also aim to guide early and senior scholars in Amsterdam in their ambitions for studying complex problems. 

In our fourth edition of the lunch events, Philipp Tuertscher, Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation (School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will share a theoretical perspective on organizing for interdisciplinarity. Based on ethnographic research of groups engaging in interdisciplinary initiatives, the conversation will center on the nature and types of boundaries that have been shown to hinder such collaborations. Philipp will also talk about his own experience with interdisciplinarity, drawing on his involvement in MIRIADE, a multi-disciplinary consortium studying biomarker development for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.