Mason's Center for Humanities Research and Center for Social Science Research are delighted to be co-hosting a special virtual panel, open to all, on the inter- and cross-disciplinarity challenges and opportunities between the humanities and social sciences.
The humanities and social sciences have rich, and often distinct, disciplinary norms and practices. What constitutes evidence, for instance, and the particular modes of interpretation in each tend to be quite different, even when there are shared commitments to producing a particular kind of knowledge. What are the disciplinary boundaries that separate the humanities and the social sciences? Where do they overlap?
The CHR and CSSR have invited a panel of junior scholars who are working at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences to speak briefly about their work, and to reflect on their disciplinary identifications and methodological commitments in order to open up a larger discussion to consider what is made possible by thinking across disciplinary boundaries.
Together, as a group, and also in breakout rooms, we will engage consideration of difficulties and new possibilities opened up by research projects that stretch across the humanities and social sciences.
Some of the questions our panelists might address
More about our panelists
October 12, 2021