The Graduate Journal of Social Science announces a call for papers for its first workshop on interdisciplinarity”, to be held on September 24th and 25th 2004 at the London School of Economics. This two-day workshop aims to investigate the question of unification in the social sciences and its relation to interdisciplinary research. We aim for contributors from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and research approaches. Keynote speakers who have confirmed their participation are Max Steuer and Peter Abell, LSE, and Hans Radder, Free University Amsterdam.
Arguments and reflections based on case studies from interdisciplinary research are especially welcome, even if more theoretical papers are also sought for. We encourage submission of papers proposing reflections on at least one of the following set of questions:
What does it mean to unify the social sciences (from the methodological, epistemological and/or ontological perspective)?
How, if at all, can unification be achieved?
Is it possible and/or desirable to unify the social sciences?
Would unification encourage interdisciplinary research (for instance, by making it easier to forge connections among disciplines)?
Or does interdisciplinary research require pluralism among the social sciences?
In order to present a paper at the workshop, an abstract of no more than 300 words should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th June. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-July.
For further information check the GJSS website at www.gjss.org or write to email@example.com.
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