Volume 15 (2023)
Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
Volume 9 (2017)
Volume 8 (2016)
Volume 7 (2015)
Volume 6 (2014)
Volume 5 (2013)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2011)
Volume 2 (2010)
Volume 1 (2009)

Interdisciplinary Courses: Concepts, Approaches, Genealogy, and Typology

Jafar Tofighi; Hamid Javedani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2009, , Pages 1-17


  Complexity of interdisciplinary concept, which is a result of complex nature of sciences and various theories, calls for more scrutiny on quality, background as well as concepts and approaches related to this issue. Therefore, a better understanding of interdisciplinary courses requires exploration of ...  Read More

The Evolution of Interdisciplinary Education and Research: Past Need, Present Approach, Future Infrastructure

Keyvan Zahedi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, , Pages 1-17


  The present paper follows two aims: first it will look into the process, and not the history of the evolution of interdisciplinary approaches, and second it will present exaptational evolution as the complementary phase based on foresight management. Hence it will be demonstrated that the interdisciplinary ...  Read More

Science (LIS), a discipline or an interdicipline?

Gholamreza Fadaei

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2010, , Pages 1-18


  LIS as a field of study has had a lot of debate from its origin to be counted as an academic discipline. This is because some people think that it is originally practice based; others suppose that technology has greatly affected its identity. The author believes that the approach is not correct. It is ...  Read More

The Necessity for Interdisciplinary Studies and the New Prospects for Law and Economics in Islam (Case study of Coase Theorem, Transaction Costs)

Mohammad Javad Sharifzade; Elyas Naderan

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2010, , Pages 1-29


  The publication of “The Problem of Social Cost” by Ronald Coase in the 1960s shaped a turning point in the interdisciplinary studies between economics and other related disciplines. The pre-coasian economic theories –which mostly belonged to neo-classical school - place no importance ...  Read More

Globalization, Internationalization of higher Education and Interdisciplinary Curricula

Rezvan Hakimzade

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, , Pages 1-17


  Ever increasing focus on interdisciplinary curricula in higher education is a sign of existing challenges which seriously criticize subject-oriented curricula. Globalization is the major player of this challenging field. Globalization has implications to the curriculum filed-except the paper's view- ...  Read More

Interdisciplinary as Responsibility

Morteza Bahrani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2011, , Pages 1-20


  As a term either in education or in research, Interdisciplinarity throughout the world is known as a new way of knowing. However, the why-ness of its appearance and development is surely worth of exploration. Right now, one can find many explanations, mostly unsatisfying; and therefore, it is needed ...  Read More

An Examination of Knowledge Management Principal Factors in the University Setting: a case study

Hamidreza Araste; Saeide Memari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 1-13


  Islamic Republic of Iran is demanding to create a knowledge based society and a developed country by implementation of Development Plans and reaching the goals of the National Twenty Year Outlook Plan. This vital affair needs knowledge management in the universities and higher education centers.   ...  Read More

Multi Paradigm and Meta Paradigm Approaches to Interdisciplinary Studies

Amir Hosein Khaleghi; Ali Asghar Pourezzat

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2011, , Pages 1-20


  Following Kuhn's seminal work, "the structure of scientific revolution", challenging accumulation and progress in science, paradigm concept has been widely used in social science and popularized in scientific community. In this article, possibility of multi/meta paradigm approach in interdisciplinary ...  Read More

Interdisciplinarity and Emerging Frontiers in Science; A Study on Origins, Capabilities and Requirements of Interdisciplinarization

Maghsood Farasatkhah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 1-24


  Interdisciplinarity is a sign of crisis in traditional approaches to the science, conventional models of planning and curriculum, and customary academic departments. The aim of this article is contextualizing of interdisciplinarization, its driving forces, capabilities, limitations, vulnerabilities and ...  Read More

Capacities and Obstacles for Developing Interdisciplinary Humanities

Gholamhosein Khorshidi; Shiva Pishgahi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2012, , Pages 1-16


  Development of interdisciplinary sciences is a multidimensional issue, thus paying attention to the mechanism, capacities and obstacles for realization of developing these sciences is a complicated task to be done. Generalizing this matter is not possible and mentioning some topics is the only thing ...  Read More

Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Nature of Urban Geography and Urban Planning

Kumars Irandoost

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2012, , Pages 1-14


  Human social life in the twentieth century was transformed and Urbanization was the dominant life pattern. The emergence of large cities around the world was complex and diverse problems for human settlements, therefore Was necessary to establish some degree of order to the city to comprehensive study ...  Read More

Faculty and Institutional Structure: The Conflict of Interdisciplinarity

Hasan MahjoobEshratabadi; Emad Malekinia; Davoud Ghrone

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2012, , Pages 1-34


  Interdisciplinary activities are frequently heralded as innovative and groundbreaking, a necessity for confronting the numerous social ,cultural and economic challenges facing higher education. This article considers the inherent conflict between the professoriate and the university structure related ...  Read More

Methodology of Conceptualization: From Conceptual Reduction to Phenomenological Reduction (A case study of the Concept of Politics in Muslim Thought)

Jalal Dorakhshah; Abasaleh Taghizade

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 1-16


  Question of methodology is an essential aspect of understanding the social. Often, it is a changed methodology that results in innovative conceptualization in the arena of social sciences. This essay is an attempt to delve into social scientific method of conceptualization. The main question posed is ...  Read More

Islamism as a Multi-facet Phenomena: an Interdisciplinary Concept

S. A. Nabavi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2013, , Pages 1-17


  As a determinant factor in several socio-political events, Islamism has been considered as the focal point in variety of explorations. The present study suggests that to understand this complex and dynamic phenomena properly, it should be studied as an interdisciplinary concept; a motional one which ...  Read More

Study of Culture: Interdisciplinarity and Anthropology

Jabbar Rahmani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2013, , Pages 1-19


  Interdisciplinarity as a subject in science studies is regarding to the way that different sciences and their results are combined to reach a comprehensive understanding of scientific subjects. Interdisciplinarity is a solution to cross the hard boundaries of sciences and make them closer and relative ...  Read More

Humanities Educators’ Lifestyle in Iranian Academic Environments: From Religious Ideals to Institutional Realities

Nematollah Mosapour

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2013, , Pages 1-32


  Lifestyle is a phenomenon which provides beliefs, values,knowledge and interpersonal competencies in social-personal situations. Lifestyle makes the real part of human civilization; however it does not occur as a simple and linear. Crystallization of the inner human, means lifestyle, is seriously affected ...  Read More

Academic Disciplines: Functions, Dysfunctions and Developments

Nematollah Fazeli

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 1-30


  This paper constitutes of two main sections: the first section examines academic disciplines in the world theoretically. This section deals with issues such as what are academic disciplines, how they emerged and evolved, what functions they have had, and finally, what problems and crisis they have in ...  Read More

Applied Philosophy and Interdisciplinarity

Mohammad Sadiq Zahedi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 1-17


  Improving applied science is one of the main goals in higher education policy, Todays. In the meantime, practicalization of theoretical sciences is difficult and complicated because dividing science into practical and theoretical, puts these two groups of sciences in front of each other. Although, Sciences ...  Read More

Critical Thinking as a General Method for Interdisciplinary Research of Humanities

Reza Akbari Nouri

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 1-21


  The method is an essential and determining element in any action for being successful; among them, the method is of high importance in research and studying. In this respect, the study and research are not so important per se, as how it’s fulfilled. The present paper aims to introduce the general ...  Read More

Unity of Knowledge and Human Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Rahman Paryad; Yahya Marofi

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2014, , Pages 1-18


  Human life and its new requirements have made the specialization of sciences a must. However, from the beginning thecategories of knowledge could not make a clear boundary among different fields of sciences. Extra specialization along with the ...  Read More

Pluri-Disciplinary; Against the Common Perception of Collaboration Among Disciplines

B. Shabani Varaki; A. Babadi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 1-25


  There are numerous kinds of definitions and discourses of conceptualization for the collaboration among disciplines. Examining a wide range of the related texts represents various, divergent and also contradictory discourses back to this up. Carefully and critically examining the common perception of ...  Read More

Political Thought as Interdisciplinary Knowledge: A Paradigmatic-Implicative Narration

A. Manoochehri

Volume 7, Issue 2 , May 2015, , Pages 1-22


  Political thought is the kind of thinking which is formulated in different disciplines; political philosophy, political ideology, political theology, and political literature are some of its important examples. Although in the course of history political science was transformed to the “science ...  Read More

The Necessity of Interdisciplinary Interaction between Epistemology and History in Examining the Philosophical Bases of Historical Knowledge

Z. Siyamiyan Gorji; S. Moosavi Siyani

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2015, , Pages 1-26


  History as a science has different functions in its individual, social and cultural senses that epistemologically support other paradigms in different fields of the humanities. This is a fact that by its turn poses serious challenges to the validity of history’s factual bases and its professional ...  Read More

The Role and Status of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Development of the Humanities in Iran

A. A. Ghasemi; R. Emami Meibodi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, , Pages 1-19


  Interdisciplinary studies can play a pivotal role in the growth and development of sciences, especially the humanities. In the present article, through semi-structured interviews with some experts and thinkers in Iran and the content analysis of their ideas, attempt is made to answer these questions: ...  Read More

Structural Narratology and Interdisciplinary Studies

A. Mohammadi Kalesar

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2016, , Pages 1-20


  The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between structural narratology and interdisciplinary studies. We will try to answer two main questions: What factors have been effective in narratology’s orientation toward interdisciplinary studies? Is this tendency the result of a possibility ...  Read More