The concept of thresholds allows us to examine not only the engagements and encounters between fields, forms and subjects of knowledge in interdisciplinary ways, but also to examine the ways in which knowledge
itself is constituted and constructed within disciplines, forms and subjects. The aim of this theme is to give voice to the negotiations of what counts as knowledge and the kinds of innovations as well as accommodations that are made at these thresholds of knowledge.

Thresholds of knowledge are always negotiated, always in process, and humanities scholarship both contributes to, and analyses, the forms and values of ‘knowledge’ both synchronically and diachronically. This research group aims to build on the rich disciplinary expertise of scholars throughout the College, as we face the ongoing challenge of the humanities to make sense of the increasingly chaotic world in which we live.

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Projects, News and Events

On the Threshold of Memoir and Fiction

Join acclaimed writers Sarah Moss and Emilie Pine in conversation

New releases March 2021

Find out more about current and upcoming 2021 book releases from members of the Thresholds of Knowledge research community or members.

Forthcoming Publications 2021

Read here for a list of 2021 publications (in press), including edited volumes, critical editions, chapters
and articles relating to Thresholds of Knowledge.

Upcoming Events

Follow this link for listing of talks, conferences and workshops pertaining to Thresholds of
Knowledge taking place this semester and find out what we are planning for Autumn 2021.

Ongoing Publications & Projects

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2020 Publications

Find out more about the range of 2020 releases from members of the Thresholds of Knowledge research Strands.

Recent Events in the Thresholds of Knowledge Research Strand

Read more about the recent events held by the Thresholds of Knowledge Research Strand.

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