Past event

Graduate School Conference in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Graduate School Research Board is hosting the inaugural student-led University of St Andrews Graduate School Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies at the Old Burgh School.

This event will be a great place to meet peers and interdisciplinary researchers from across the UK.

Conference Agenda:

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome

10:15 – 11:15 Keynote Speaker – Claudia Lubao
Claudia Lubao (Chemical) is a Tanzanian musician and artistic researcher. Her PhD is building on her previous work of “musicalizing heritage” where she wrote music about heritage preservation. In 2022 she received the award for best female rapper in the Tanzanian Music Awards. She has co-authored two published papers and presented her research at numerous conferences across Africa and in Scotland.
Claudia's talk will discuss the origins of her practice both academically and musically, how they became intertwined, and the challenges, risks, and opportunities of using her significant public profile as Chemical to both influence change in heritage preservation and pursue aca

11:15 – 12:00 Marianne Bartels:
Bursting the Bubble? New Insights on Oil and Gas Resource Knowledge Production and Expectations in the Arctic in the context of Global Change

12:00 – 12:45 Justyna Pałczyńska:
Towards Transparent and Explainable AI in Public Sector Services in Smart City: Legal Basis and Barriers on European Union Single Market

12:45 – 13:45 Complementary Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Mathilde Rainard (Remote):
Gender Equality and Climate Change Mitigation Action: Integrating Feminist Considerations in Environmental Sciences

14:30 – 15:15 Rebecca Main:
Historicising the Emergence and Spread of Plague in Neolithic and Bronze Age Eurasia

15:15 – 15:30 Complimentary Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:15 Benjamin Ong:
Roots and Routes for Decolonising Urban Green Space in Malaysia and Beyond

16:15 – 17:00 Zoe Russel:
Infinite Possible Trajectories? Interdisciplinarity in a Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities Doctoral Research Project on Community, Heritage, and Sustainability in the Scottish Highlands

Make sure to secure your spot as soon as possible!

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