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UBC Okanagan: 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

February 04, 2016

Bumping Zones: Bridging the Gaps between Disciplinary Research

The 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Students’ Conference now welcomes submissions from scholars, students, researchers, artists, and activists engaging in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. This conference brings together a diverse community of researchers, artists and experimenters from across North America. In its seventh year, the conference focuses on “bumping zones,” which are liminal spaces of intersection where unique and differentiated regions of thought and discipline meet and thrive. 

We welcome submissions for papers, panels, individual or collaborative presentations, workshops, performances, visual art, walk and talks, discussion, interventions, and public debates. We seek work that crosses disciplines, offers up strange relationships, engages within discordant and dissonant spaces, and finds new ways to articulate what it means to come up “against” the grain.

Keynote Presenters:

  • Rita Wong, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Christine Schreyer, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Call for Papers (PDF) - Deadline extended to February 26th by 11:59 pm (PST)

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