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Crossing the Boundaries: a conference on interdisciplinarity and research

Birkbeck, University of London
31 May 2008 09:30-17:00

Disciplinary boundaries can be both prisons and safety zones. We are often tempted to transgress the boundaries of our disciplines, but at  what cost and with what consequences? 

The Faculty of Lifelong Learning, Birkbeck, with Consortium Projects, invite you to a multifaceted conference celebrating and critiquing interdisciplinary work. 

As well as interrogations of the very concept of interdisciplinarity, specific issues within the fields of art, architecture, film,  education, law, and literature will be examined.
Speakers include

  • Marko Daniel, Curator of Public Programmes, Tate Modern (Chair)
  • Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography, University College London, and co-ordinator of the UCL Urban Laboratory
  • Dr Tim Boon, Head of Collections, Science Museum



Rom B35, Birkbeck, Malet Street, University of London. See  for directions
How to register

Attendance is free, but places must be booked by emailing  by 5pm on Friday 23rd May 2008 

Conference organisers
Ben Cranfield and Richard Martin

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