Interdisciplinarity in Slavic Studies

This working group responds generally to the ever more insistent call for creative methodological border-crossing and collaboration within the humanities and social sciences, and more specifically to the disciplinary challenges of Slavic Studies in the post-Soviet world of shifting geographic, political, social, and cultural borders. Bringing together graduate students and faculty, the group workshops recent interdisciplinary research in the study of Slavic languages, culture, and history, and also explores the professional demands of interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy. We meet approximately four times per semester, alternating speaker workshops (presentations of works in progress and new publications by Yale faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars) with professional seminars (meetings on recent developments in the field and on issues of professionalization).

This working group is part of a broader initiative undertaken by Yale’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures to explore interdisciplinarity in contemporary Slavic Studies.