Interdisciplinary Groups, Programs and Centers
Many other opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement can be found on campus. The Department of Political Science sponsors a Social and Political Thought Workshop. The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities houses on-going seminars in areas ranging from circum-Atlantic studies to postcolonial theory, science studies, and early modern cultural studies. A partial listing of other centers and programs whose activities would be of interest to historians would include the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Medicine Health, and Society, the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies, and the programs in African American and Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. International Lens, a film series with a global perspective, uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation among Vanderbilt’s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Each film is introduced by a commentator, usually a Vanderbilt faculty member, and is followed by a discussion. Many of these sessions will be of interest to historians.