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A Good Mix: Krasis and the Ashmolean as an Interdisciplinary Forum

What makes the Ashmolean the perfect place for interdisciplinary work? What even is interdisciplinary work?

Engaging with the Humanities - Dr Jim Harris, Ashmolean Museum

In this talk, art historian, broadcaster and Teaching Curator Dr Jim Harris will consider what makes the museum such a fertile context for interdisciplinary work, why early-career scholars from across the university are flocking to take up career development opportunities at the Ashmolean - and what possibilities the Ashmolean might present to students and researchers at Saïd Business School.

Krasis is an interdisciplinary object-centred, museum-based, academic symposium. Every term, it brings together undergraduates and early-career researchers from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, medieval literature and material physics to research, teach, learn and play in and among the peerless collections of the Ashmolean Museum. In its first two years of life it has picked up a Teaching Excellence Award and a Teaching Project Award from the University and has been consistently over-subscribed by students eager to compete for a coveted place on the programme.



  • 14:00 - Registration opens (with afternoon tea)
  • 14:30 - Event starts
  • 15:30 - Event close

About the speaker

Dr Jim Harris, Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator, is an art historian who leads the academic engagement programmes of the Ashmolean Museum. He is Chair of Our Hut, an architectural education charity, a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 2 and a passionate supporter of Dulwich Hamlet FC.