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Interdisciplines. Network for Editors of Interdisciplinary Journals. Cultural Politics. XII. Theorizing Interdisciplinarity. This bibliography closes with a brief selection of works that "theorize interdisciplinarity.

XII. Theorizing Interdisciplinarity

" While the rest of this bibliography has consisted of theories useful in doing interdisciplinary analysis, the pieces in this section are ones that reflect on what interdisciplinarity is, and on general problems and possibilities of doing interdisciplinary scholarship. These problems and possibilities include institutional issues regarding the academy's disciplinary structures, as well as abstract and practical dimensions of combining, synthesizing, multiplying or otherwise bringing more than a single disciplinary knowledge base to bear on a topic.

Doty, William G., and Julie Thompson Klein, eds. Interdisciplinary Studies Today: New Directions for Teaching and Learning. New Jersey: Jossey-Bass, 1994. Useful collection on a range of questions to do with learning to be interdisciplinary, and teaching approaches to interdisciplinarity. Fish, Stanley. Gulbenkian Commission.

Klein, Julie Thompson. CSID - Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity. There are at least two approaches that can be taken to research into the state of interdisciplinarity.

CSID - Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity

From the perspective of the mid- to late 20th century, societal pressures revealed gaps and inadequacies in the disciplinary structure of the academy: connections not being made, and topics not being examined. Interdisciplinary programs were developed in areas such as women's studies, gay studies, and environmental studies to address these needs. This period also saw the development of a scholarly literature on interdisciplinarity (first codified by Klein, 1990) and the creation of professional societies (in the US, the Association for Integrative Studies, AIS, in 1979) devoted to exploring these issues. However, interdisciplinarity may also be seen as the most recent expression of a set of perennial questions concerning the pertinence of knowledge for the goal of living well.

Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. NSF's Broader Impacts Criterion. Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research. Serendip Search. Grobstein. Main Article:Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, and Beyond: The Brain, Story Sharing, and Social Organization Paul Grobstein Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, An apparent conflict between preferences for hierarchical as opposed to distributed organizations is evident in arguments about disciplinary and interdisciplinary organization.


It characterizes as well a wide array of other arenas ranging from the biological to the political. Weller. Main Article:A Continuation of Paul Grobstein's Theory of Science as Story Telling and Story Revising: A Discussion of its Relevance to History Toni Weller Department of Information Science, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V OHB, This paper applies Paul Grobstein's theory of science as story telling and story revising to history.


The purpose of drawing such links is to show that in our current age when disciplinary borders are becoming increasingly blurred, what may be effective research practice for one discipline, may have some useful insights for another. It argues that what Grobstein advocates for science makes just as much sense for history and that historians have long recognised in their own discipline many of the points Grobstein raises.

It examines the changing role of stories dependant upon their cultural context and the emergence of global stories due to advances in technology. Suggested Citation: Weller, T. (2006). Science IN Society in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinarity and Beyond. Paul GrobsteinCenter for Science in SocietyBryn Mawr College A talk ata CET sponsored workshop at Juniata College in Huntington, PennsylvaniaImplications of the NIH Roadmap for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education:A Research Scientist Springboard Program9-10 August 2004 Consensus (?)

Science IN Society in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinarity and Beyond

Within the "science community" "growing complexity of biomedical research" (NIH Roadmap, Bio 2010) "declining numbers of students entering graduate schools" (NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2004) "bringing together the minds, tools, data and methods of inquiry for the advancement of learning and knowledge" (National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education) Some additionally relevant issues: science in society"What Sinclair Lewis admiringly described 80 years ago as "the cold, clear light" of medical science - a single-minded impartial commitment to truth and human welfare transcending all external influence - is becoming hard to find. SOME DETAILS, in a particular context.

Theorizing Interdisciplinarity. Anne Dalke (English and Gender Studies) Paul Grobstein (Biology) Elizabeth McCormack (Physics) Bryn Mawr College We have a very different notion from Garber's.

Theorizing Interdisciplinarity

Interdisciplinary conversations are, we believe, already well on the way to becoming the "center of the academy,"and of intellectual life in general. Moreover, the pleasurable and transgressive qualities of such conversations are not only a key part of the reason for their success, but will persist indefinitely as a welcome legacy of the current transformation. The very nature of interdisciplinarity, as we understand it, requires that those who engage in it will always be working beyond the edges of what they know how to do well; in conception and methodology, such work cannot become conventional. This revolution-in-progress is seeded by and provides an antidote for many of the ills of traditional, discipline-focused academic life.

Metaphor and Metonymy "The View From Everywhere" Stepan here uses "analogy" in two senses. Design Research Lab  Disability Representation and the political Dimension of Art.

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