The quarterly journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities is an open access double blind peer reviewed journal established and published by the Institute for Social & Cultural Studies affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology. It aims to create a space of dialogue from the interdisciplinary perspective of different practical, empirical and theoretical research involved in the fields of the humanities, specially social science, and higher education. In this way, it becomes possible to confront and interpret the complex systems that underpin contemporary society. The journal is available both in print and online.  


Open access: ISIH is an open access journal and all articles published are freely available to scientific researchers, research scholars and the general public.

Full peer review: Manuscripts that pass the initial screening undergo peer review with at least two independent referees.

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Social Sciences
Big data and paradigm shift in social science research

H. Zargham Boroujeni; F. Farokhian

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 1-33

  The utopia promised by the modern age has not arrived, man, as a response to his failure in realizing modernism's ideals, attempted to create a parallel virtual world. Living in this virtual parallel world resulted in creation of billions of digital footprints in a fraction of a second and the emergence ...  Read More

Framing and news sources in the coverage of climate change in Iranian press

M. Rahmanian; H. Afkhami

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 35-59

  Climate change affects many aspects of human life, such as the economy, environment and society. Although its consequences are invisible for the public in short term, they are often informed about the negative aspects of climate change through the media. In other words, the media dedicate and cover news ...  Read More

The impact of water privatization on the governmental obligation to the right to water with emphasis on general comment No. 15

A. Khosravi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 61-88

  Water plays a vital role in human life, affecting not only the functioning of the body but also other human rights. For this reason, in recent decades, international bodies, including the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by approving Comment No. 15, have identified the access to water ...  Read More

Discursive formations of Iran’s water problem in mainstream newspapers of the 90s

H. Khaniki; Z. Zardar; S. Mousavi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 89-121

  This paper aims to analyze the discourse on Iran’s water problem in mainstream newspapers of the 90s. To achieve this goal, critical discourse analysis (CDA) has been applied and contents of four mainstream newspapers have been reviewed over a period of nine years (between 2011 and 2020). The conceptual ...  Read More

A reflection on the joint governance in Iran: A case study of local river water governance

M. Kamal; H. Amiri; V. Moghadam; D. Rahimi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 123-150

  The ownership of common pool resources and their exploitation are jurisprudential issues that include various opinions. The present study provides evidence of governance and its problems in one of the micro-scale irrigation systems in Iran, assuming that it plays an important role in administering those ...  Read More

Investigating the evolution of water planning and policy in pre- and post- Islamic Revolution in Iran

M. Talebi; M.J. Zareian; A. Farokhniya; R. Roozbahani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 151-178

  The adoption of intermediate plans for development and progress is based on policies that are in the form of specific objectives and legal mechanism and executive plans. As in many cases, the weakness in implementation can be traced to policies. Accordingly, due to the imbalance between consumption and ...  Read More

The place of social issues in planning and management processes of forests in Iran from and interdisciplinary perspective

B. Mahmoudi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 179-206

  Conflict between socio-economic issues and needs at different levels, especially in local communities as well as planning and management approaches in forest areas, is discussed as the biggest challenge due to the lack of successful implementation of plans and initiatives related to the country’s ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
An interdisciplinary approach to consumer purchasing in the condition of the crisis: with emphasis on COVID-19

Y. Mohamadifar; S. Amiri

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 113-144

  The emergence of some prominent political, economic, social, and biological crises plays a vital role in changing the behavior of human society. In this regard, the preventive and controlling actions of the Corona crisis, which require a comprehensive, systematic and multidimensional approach, have led ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
Futurology on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on higher education

G. Zakersalehi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 181-211

  The purpose of this article is to investigate and explain the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on higher education. Futurology as an interdisciplinary field guides the orientation of this article. The results are presented in the form of future scenarios. The findings showed that higher education experts ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 Crisis and Cultural Reflexivity in Iran

N. Fazeli

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 27-53

  In this paper, I aim to shed light on the cultural consequences and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Iranian society. After a short introduction about the purpose and leading questions of the article, I will seek to delineate "the problematization of culture in Iran", and deal with this problem that ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Emotional Structure in the Mirror of Iranian Virtual Social Networks

M.S. Zokaei; S. Veisi

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 1-29

  The emotional structure of every society forms the dynamic cultural part of that society. Despite the profound and pervasive effects of these emotional networks on the social context and daily interactions, a systematic and analytical study of on structure of society's emotions is performed rarely in ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
The outlook for the cost of economic health in patients with COVID-19

Sh. Ahmadi; M. Gargaz

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 25-54

  The aim of this study was to investigate the cost of economic health in patients with the COVID-19. One of the problems in our country during the outbreak of a disease is the high amounts of out-of-pocket and direct payments, and as a result, the possibility of heavy health costs, especially in low-income ...  Read More

A study on the effect of security feeling on behavior، ideal and childbearing intention in Tehran

fateme modiri; fateme tanha

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 December 2021

  Due to the persistence of fertility below replacement level and the need to identify relevant factors, In this article, we examine the impact of feeling of security on the number of children ever born, ideal, intention, and the intention to have another child. Using the Married Lifestyle Survey data, ...  Read More

Population: Issues and Challenges
Determinants of Generational and Periodic Changes of Marriage in Iran

Milad Bagi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 December 2021

  Considering the age structure change and macro-level socioeconomic transformations that Iran has experienced, marriage trends are expected to change between different periods and cohorts. This paper aimed to examine the periodic and generational changes in marriage and the determinants of marriage probability ...  Read More

A meta-analysis of factors related to fertility desires and childbearing attitudes in Iran

Amene Abbasi; Amir Maleki; Rasool Sadeghi; Ghader Balakhani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 December 2021

  This paper uses a meta-analysis to comparatively evaluate the factors related to childbearing in Iran studies. The analysis is based on 26 studies, which 16 are about fertility desires and 10 are about childbearing attitudes. The results suggest that several factors have negative effect on fertility ...  Read More

Bio-resistance as an Alternative to Biopower Analizing the self-realization of subaltern populations in Contemporary Iranian History

Farjad nateghi; Ebrahim Towfigh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 December 2021

  This paper seeks to explicate "bio-resistance" in an interdisciplinary perspective inspired by political philosophy, history, anthropology, and sociology. Here the concept of "bio-resistance" is formulated along the lines of thought drawn from an integrated reading of Spinoza and ...  Read More

Future Study in Higher Education: Designing a Strategic Corridor of Iranian University Sports with an Interdisciplinary Approach

Javad shahvali kohshouri; Askari Askari; Rasool Nazari; Amirreza Naghsh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2022

  Sports science and futures studies have both emerged as an interdisciplinary field in the world. Interdisciplinary or interdisciplinary studies is one of the areas that has grown in parallel with these two, and have had a tangible and fundamental impact on them and have been influenced by them. Interdisciplinary ...  Read More

Future Studies
Structural Analysis of Key Factors and Identification of future driving forces of Faculty Promotion Regulations for Higher Education in Iran on the Horizon of 1414

Ehsan Marzban; Hosein Rezayan; Ahad Rezayan; Mostafa Marzban

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 February 2022

  The purpose of this study is to identify and determine the key factors, emerging trends and driving forces in the development of future faculty promotion regulations (FPR) and evaluate the structural relationships between key factors in the horizon of 1414. For this purpose, relying on a mixed methodology ...  Read More

Social Sciences
"Something between art and business" (Sociological study of the modern Iranian art and crafts movement)

zeinab shafiei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 March 2022

  The place of handicrafts has always been controversial throughout history. In this regard, three periods can be distinguished: the first period is the period in which handicrafts are classified as the poor cousin of fine arts, under the dual high / low, in the second period coincides with the emergence ...  Read More

Future Studies
The future of interdisciplinary knowledge development in higher education: A study of the experiences of medical universities in] Iran

Mohammad Hoseini Moghadam; Mehrdad Hamidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 April 2022

  the main question of this article is which scenarios in the future can lead to the development of interdisciplinary knowledge in the country's medical universities? Sub-questions are: What is the global experience in the development of interdisciplinary knowledge? What are the factors affecting ...  Read More

The need to pay attention to tourism in the seventh plan (The effect of foreign tourists On economic growth Divided Land use planning

hamid asayesh; mahdi kamali; yahya arianmehr

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 April 2022

  Economic growth and development is one of the goals that every economy pursues and the reason for this is the existence of many benefits that economic growth achieves. Therefore, in the seventh development plan, like other previous plans, the issue of growth and development must be considered In this ...  Read More

Study of the relationship between economic empowerment of women heads of households and their social health(As an interdisciplinary subject)

HossseinAli Ghajari; Fatemeh Hghparast

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 June 2022

  One of the most important issues in the field of women's studies is their social health. Among the various variables, one of the variables affecting women's social health is their economic empowerment variable.The main purpose of this article is to investigate the relationship between dimensions and ...  Read More

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