As part of the 2nd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group we were invited to give a plenary session for “Cruising in the ruins: the question of disciplinarity in the post/medieval university”.

The conference gathered medievalists, humanists of all stripes, scientists, social scientists, and artists to experiment with performing their respective methods in proximity to one another. “Cruising in the ruins” sought to engage the cleavages between ways of knowing; the impurities of cross-contamination between disciplines and fields and temporalities.

Our session consisted of a participatory event in the Gordon Chapel in Boston's Old South Church, introducing the pleasure and value of the overlaps between art, science, engineering and nature.


Hosted by Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and co-hosted by Boston College, Harvard University, M.I.T., Northeastern University, and Tufts University.

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