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From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. This conference aims at inter (or trans)disciplinary researchers, educators, students and administrators that would like to share their expertise.

Conferentie thema

The theme of the conference will be ‘Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts’. Since a defining feature of interdisciplinarity is not to abstract or isolate problems but rather to approach them in their real-world contexts, this conference theme asks participants to consider the global and local contexts of inter(or trans)disciplinary education and research. Deadline to submit your proposal is 1 April.

Are you doing interdisciplinary research in a global context? Or do you realise that your research has a very local aspect to a larger global problem? Start submitting your proposal at . Deadline of this call is  1 April. We are looking for proposals that can start a debate, interaction with the audience or can start a dynamic discussion.

The conference theme 'Interdisciplinarity in global contexts' has four subthemes:
Theme 1- ‘Addressing local and global contexts in research and education’
Theme 2- ‘People, concepts, and methods crossing borders’
Theme 3- ‘Methodologies of interdisciplinary education and research’
Theme 4- ‘Adjusting interdisciplinarity towards future challenges’

For more in depth information go to 

Input gevraagd voor ‘Special Sessions’

To be able to have different viewpoints from all over the world we are organising a couple co-development sessions ‘Unheard Voices: Integrating the arts in research on global topics’ or ‘Teaching Interdisciplinary Research’ and 'Transdisciplinarity in Global Health'. Please send in your idea's for this topic by mailing to  . For more info click on the video's below.