Welcome to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM)
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) was established at Warwick in 2012 to foster innovative and experimental forms of knowledge production through a sustained focus on methodology. CIM is dedicated to expanding the role of interdisciplinary methods through new lines of inquiry that cut across disciplinary boundaries, both intellectually and institutionally.
Method is central to the formation and transformation of (disciplinary) knowledges, and the challenge of working across and in between disciplines is both exciting and pressing. Our research team is drawn from across the Humanities and Social Sciences, with expertise in cartography, cultural economy, aesthetics, digital media, software studies, topology, complexity, value and valuation, and food studies.
We currently have a range of projects under way that are advancing knowledge in these areas of expertise (see Research) and we are also exploring new collaborations. CIM has also set up several postgraduate courses offering a range of qualifications in Digital Media and Culture, Big Data and Digital Futures, Urban Informatics and Analytics and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Within Warwick, CIM is an advocate of interdisciplinary research and study. We are a University-wide hub for methodological innovation, and we aim to facilitate a range of cross-disciplinary collaborations. Beyond Warwick and beyond the academy, CIM explores new forms of public engagement, both with potential research users and with the experts, experimenters and institutions (in business, civil society and government) that are at the forefront of applied methodological innovation.