Monday, 7 November 2011

Call for Papers: Theory and Method of Interdisciplinarity.

Interdisciplinarity has in recent years become a critical aspect of academic papers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Natural Sciences. By providing methods and theories that cross disciplinary boundaries, interdisciplinarity builds bridges between academic silos, creating new knowledge, theoretical discourse and praxis in the process.(Tress, Tress and Fry 2006) In academic discourse, interdisciplinarity typically applies to the realms of knowledge, research, education/pedagogy, and theory. (Nissani, 1995) We are creating an edited volume that critically engages theories, methods and praxis of interdisciplinary scholarship through the lens of these four realms.

We are accepting submissions for papers (7,000 to 12,000 words, or 45,000 to 75,000 characters with spaces) investigating recent advances in interdisciplinary theory, method and praxis that critically engages the interdisciplinary realms of knowledge, research, education/pedagogy and theory. We are especially interested in potential contributors from any field in the humanities or social sciences that brings together distinctive components of two or more disciplines presenting innovative interdisciplinary case studies, pedagogy, best practices and/or original critiques of interdisciplinarity. Submissions from the natural sciences may be accepted so long as theoretical, methodological or critical links are made with humanities and/or social sciences.

Texts accepted for publication will be published in a peer reviewed, collective and bilingual work (English/French) in the “Human Sciences Monograph Series” ( Papers may be submitted by email in either English or French to Dr. Christopher J. Duncanson-Hales ( The submission deadline is June 30th, 2012, with publication planned for 2013. This project is an initiative of Laurentian University’s International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Human Sciences (

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