The first Graduate School colloquium of the new academic year will be on Monday, September 27th. Prof. dr. Michael Merry and dr. Terrence Jorgensen will give an interactive presentation about the value of diversity in an academic environment. The meeting will take place on campus in REC-E0.22, but can also be attended online. You can request the Zoom-link via: email@example.com. The Zoom-meeting will open on 27 September at 12:50.
|Date||27 September 2021|
|Location||Roeterseilandcampus - building E|
|Room||The colloquium presentation will be held in REC-E0.22 and via Zoom.|
Information for students:
The meeting will be held on-campus, but it is also possible to attend the colloquium via Zoom. There are a few ground rules we would like to establish beforehand:
Colloquia dates for this academic year (13:00-14:00h):
What is the value of diversity in an academic environment?
Michael S. Merry & Terrence Jorgensen
Everywhere one looks today the mantra of ‘more diversity’ can be heard. These conversations ordinarily have a certain demographic flavor. This is often tied to concepts of social justice (e.g., equity for members of marginalized communities, where equity implies a place at the table), but the potential for such diversity to positively influence the long-term status quo is less often made explicit. As such, increasing diversity is often perceived (or at least communicated) by members of the status quo in terms of responsibility to others rather than to oneself. In this talk we restrict our attention to two features of diversity that (should) have relevance to an academic environment, and to the Research Master program in particular: epistemological and methodological diversity. We will argue that we generally fail on both counts, and ask what, if anything, can be done to change the existing situation.
Room The colloquium presentation will be held in REC-E0.22 and via Zoom.Roetersstraat 11
Colloquiumcategorie: colloquium CDE