Interdisciplinary Research integrates data, techniques and perspectives from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental understanding or to question central assumptions. Interdisciplinary research at ANU encompasses Gender Studies and Digital Humanities specifically, but can also be found within the intersections of many other disciplines. For example, ANU is proud to host many academics that find themselves working across multiple faculties, whether that be exclusively within the Arts and Social Sciences, or across campus, with colleagues whose specialities are found within the physical sciences and more. In CASS, students undertaking interdisciplinary research are encouraged to think critically and beyond disciplinary ‘silos’ to generate new and exciting insights into problems of today.
Gender Studies analyses gender, sexuality and other categories of difference from a critical perspective. It explores gender relations and the role of culture in maintaining social norms, seeking to move beyond common sense understandings of gender and sexuality by examining the way they are constructed in different historical periods, cultural arenas and global processes. Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study located at the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance and transform research in the arts and social sciences. It also employs traditional humanistic skills to analyse modern digital artefacts and to scrutinise contemporary digital culture.
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Check the School of Sociology website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.
Check the Gender Institute website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.