Building and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Partnerships (NeMLA 2022 Roundtable)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

After a successful roundtable at the 2021 NeMLA conference, we again invite participants to share their experiences with interdisciplinary collaborations. Proposals are welcome from those who have broken disciplinary silos in the areas of research, course development and/or teaching. We will share success stories and pitfalls in building and sustaining those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts, and strongly encourage team presentations. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own experiences leading initiatives and co-developing courses that blend STEM and the humanities. Potential topics can include (but are certainly not limited to): collaborating in the virtual space; gaining administrative buy-in; achieving an equitable division of labor; learning the “language” of other disciplines; and impacts on student learning. Participants can share syllabi and course material in a practical discussion of the logistics of bringing partnerships to the classroom.

The Northeast MLA conference will be held in Baltimore, MD from March 10-13, 2022.  More information can be found here:

Abstracts of around 250 words can be submitted here:

Questions can be sent to Dr. Debra Bourdeau (