Founded in 2006, the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices in the study of society and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of "real world" applications of social research and theory. The Conference also investigates what constitutes "science" in a social context and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical (research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines) to wide-ranging multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives on knowledge and method.
The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is built upon four key features: internationalism, interdisciplinary, inclusiveness, and interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, all who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to discuss key issues in the field and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.
The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.
The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among
its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel.
email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest.
Members also join the conversation on
Facebook and Twitter, or on our new social media platform, Scholar.
The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences has a rich history of featuring the leading and emerging voices from the field. This includes: