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A nice bit of interdisciplinarity–The Rites of Spring

While on a university committee a couple of years ago, I read numerous criticism and praise of interdisciplinary research and teaching, but I found concrete examples of it excellently performed much less available. So when my off-time radio listening crossed my academic world a few months ago in this very promising bit of interdisciplinarity, I got very excited. Let me introduce the event in question. Both Modris Eksteins’ The Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age and Radio Lab’s episode “Musical Language” try to explain the violent riots that occurred in Paris following the Read more