The Center for the Study of Local Knowledge is committed to creating
scholars from across academic disciplines and lay scholars to
share research, teaching, and ideas on themes related to local knowledge.
CSLK programs include:
Symposium on Local Knowledge
will host two one day symposiums on local knowledge. Composed of
scholars from across the globe, each symposium is designed to solicit
rigorous and careful analysis and commentary on ideas and themes
related to local knowledge. The first symposium is schedule for
with the CSLK Inaugural Lecture in November, 2002, the Center will
periodically convene a colloquium on local knowledge. Academic and
lay scholars will be invited to share their ideas and research with
other interested scholars.
Seminar on Local Knowledge
in the summer of 2003, CSLK will host an annual week-long seminar
on select themes related to local knowledge. Participants, for whom
travel and accommodations will be provided, will be recent recipients
of the Ph.D. or its equivalent or advanced graduate students engaged
in creative research on the Seminar theme. The participants in the
seminar will present works in progress, engage in critical discussions
on the Seminar theme, and interact with senior scholars.
Undergraduate and Graduate Seminars
is committed to creating a dialogical relationship between its research
and pedagogical efforts. In the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005,
CSLK will sponsor a one semester interdisciplinary seminar on a
topic related to the theme of local knowledge. Each seminar will
be led by a team of faculty from across the University community.