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.

Open Acess
Critique of photography as rereading of the historical matter

M. Hasanpur

Volume 15, Issue 4 , October 2024, Pages 5-34

  The connection between photography and history as the most important emerging interdisciplinary issue of the 19th century has been direct but challenging. The characteristics of both disciplines are present in cross-sectional recording of time, emphasis on the objectivity of time (historical text, and ...  Read More

The reflection of anger, violence, and death resulting from the dominance of the shadow archetype in postmodern Persian poetry

Sakineh Hozhabr Lake; K. Jalili Kohne Shahri; ahmad Reza Nazari charvadeh

Volume 15, Issue 4 , October 2024, Pages 35-59

  Postmodern poetry can be considered a suitable reference for archetypal studies due to the features of revealing and deconstructing verbal topics. Considering the frequency of words, combinations, and phrases related to anger, violence, and death in postmodern Persian poetry, the present research attempts ...  Read More

An analysis of the thematic network in the field of sociology in Iran

M. Khoshnam; Sh. Moshtaq

Volume 15, Issue 4 , October 2024, Pages 61-90

  Science visualization techniques can give us better understanding of the structure and patterns of scientific activities. The purpose of this article is to create the co-occurrence network of words and concepts found in indexed articles written by authors active in the field of sociology, in Islamic ...  Read More

Social Sciences
The study of the interpersonal deception discourse in the theoretical framework of Buller and Burgoon among second grade high school girls in Tehran

M. Azadi; Gh. Azari; M. Iraji

Volume 15, Issue 4 , October 2024, Pages 91-113

  Deceptive social behavior undermines interpersonal trust and threatens healthy social interactions at various levels. Academic deceit is also among the common unethical behaviors in educational institutions, which has significantly increased with the technological development. In this article, taking ...  Read More

The formation of “the people’s Islamic Republic” in the first republic

M.R. Kolahi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , October 2024, Pages 115-143

  According to prevalent narratives, firstly, the Iranian revolution was the outcome of the dominance of the religious-traditional part of the society over the modern part. And secondly, it was the same religious-traditional section that took power and had their sway over the Iranian society after the ...  Read More

Relations between higher education system and gender: Life experience in single-sexAlzahra University

S. Pourkhazai; G. Mehran; P. Ahmadi; F. Adli

Volume 15, Issue 4 , October 2024, Pages 145-169

  For several decades, countries around the world have recognized the significance of development in attaining human excellence, eradicating inequality, and establishing social justice. They have prioritized the pursuit of development goals as the focal point of their macro policies. Since women constitute ...  Read More

The emergence of the child subject in the Qajar era: An introduction to materiality of the history of ideas in contemporary Iran

R. Yousefi Aghdam; M. Farasatkhah

Volume 13, Issue 4 , July 2021, , Pages 59-87

  The present article studies the emergence of the child subject in the Qajar period and theoretically it is based on an interdisciplinary approach to technological studies. With regard to collecting first-hand data, we used the "index paradigm" or "thinking with cases" technique (scrutiny of extra-textual ...  Read More

Higher Education
Developing a fourth generation model for Iranian universities

A. Yadollahi Dehcheshmeh; S. Rajaipour; A. Siadat

Volume 13, Issue 4 , July 2021, , Pages 31-57

  Considering the impact of fourth generation universities on social, economic and, cultural developments as well as the growth and development of local and regional communities, the main purpose of this article is to study the dimension and develop a fourth-generation university model for Iranian universities. ...  Read More

Social Sciences
Epistemic justice among youth: from cyberspace to policymaking

S. Veisi; M.S. Zokaei; A. Entezari

Volume 14, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 1-27

  Justice is one of the most important issues in Iranian society. The main issue of the present study is epistemic justice and the gap between its definitions in everyday life and policy making domains. For that matter, we purposefully selected the pages of young users on social media networks of Instagram, ...  Read More

Educational Management
Evaluation of theorizing in educational administration studies based on interdisciplinary criteria

S. Ebrahimi Koushk Mahdi; M.R. Ahanchian; R. Hosseingholizadeh

Volume 13, Issue 4 , July 2021, , Pages 1-30

  The debate over theory and theorizing in educational administration has been an old and persistent challenge. Although many experts view the educational administration field as interdisciplinary and integrated, the epistemological foundations and detection of its interdisciplinary nature and classification ...  Read More

Policy-making in Science and Technology
Self-assessment of faculty members of Tabriz University toward social impact of their academic researches

H. Atapour; A. Hamdipour; P. Akbarzadeh

Volume 13, Issue 3 , June 2021, , Pages 1-32

  The paper intends to investigate the viewpoints of faculty members of the University of Tabriz toward the social impact of their researches. We applied a survey method for the data collection, with the research population being academic staff, of which, 20% were selected using stratified quota sampling ...  Read More

A systematic review of body and politic studies in contemporary Iran

Maryam Amanpour; Mohammad Saeed Zokaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 February 2024

  From the Naseri period until now, the body has always been the place of disputes, conflicts and competition between social groups, political parties and different discourses in Iran. Despite this, studies of the body in general and the study of the relationship between the political system and the body ...  Read More

Transtheoretical modeling of constructivist-interpretative paradigm in explaining environmental problems

Susan Tahmasebi; Mohammad Javad Zahedi Mazandarani; Sadegh Salehi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 March 2024

  As an interdisciplinary subject, the study of the environment requires an integrated approach. As a matter of fact, a number of thinkers in this field have used the constructivist approach to study the environmental issues because this emphasizes the role of social factors along with technical and ecological ...  Read More

Utilization of Social Capital for Meaning-Based Conservation of Historical-Cultural Places

Elnaz Abizadeh; Somayyeh Ghadimzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 March 2024

  Historical-cultural places carry a significance that extends beyond their physical attributes; they embody social relationships and values that are key to defining their meaning. Considering this, they require conservation alongside attention to interdisciplinary approaches. Meanwhile, a major obstacle ...  Read More

Structural Modifying of Hypocritical Behavior with a Focus on Boundary Actors in Education of Iran

Mohamadreza Mohamadiyoun; hojjatollah vahdati; S.Najmoddin Mousavi; Amir Hoshang nazarpouri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 March 2024

  The current research aimed to investigate the causes of hypocritical behavior and provide a model to rectify it by focusing on the function of boundary actors in education. This research has been done with a critical paradigm and qualitative approach. Since management works with and through others, the ...  Read More

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