Concluding the Items series “Interdisciplinarity Now,” Ron Kassimir returns to some of its key themes—the distinction between interdisciplinarity as an abstract concept and how it looks in practice, and the relationship of the disciplines to interdisciplinary work. Kassimir discusses the continuities and breaks over time in the way interdisciplinarity is imagined. The growth of knowledge on how interdisciplinary research actually works (and when it doesn’t), exemplified in the contributions to the series, should inform how scholars “do” interdisciplinarity going forward.
A Reintroduction to Itemsby Ron Kassimir
Welcome (back) to Items: an SSRC digital forum that renews and reimagines the Council’s former newsletter as a space for engagement with the work of the Council and of the social sciences.