Interdisciplinarity has long been encouraged among the social sciences as a means of rethinking contemporary social questions that exceed the scope of traditional disciplinary approaches. Yet, there is still little consensus about what interdisciplinarity might look like and what its practical limits and possibilities might be.
This year-long ISERP-sponsored seminar seeks to foster a conversation across the social science communities at Columbia to discuss the diverse ways in which interdisciplinarity can be mobilized. The goal of the seminar series is to explore how interdisciplinary approaches can contribute to and enrich traditional disciplines and what such interdisciplinarity demands from them.
This series is sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP).