Call for Papers: Science as Culture Special Issue - Interdisciplinary Research on Societal Challenges
How does interdisciplinary research collaboration relate to societal
challenges? We invite contributions to a Science as Culture (SaC) special
issue “Interdisciplinary Research on Societal Challenges” that analyze
Guest editors: Antti Silvast (DTU), Jaakko Taipale (University of
Helsinki), Mikko J. Virtanen (University of Helsinki), and Terhi Esko
(University of Helsinki)
We welcome contributions that deal with the following questions:
How does interdisciplinary research frame the societal challenges that it
What choices and judgments are involved in such framing?
What consequences does the policy-based interwovenness of
interdisciplinarity and societal challenges have for research collaboration
and relationships with stakeholder groups and their perspectives? For
example, are new strategic partnerships created? What are the related
Given the policy interest in interdisciplinary research around societal
challenges, how does this affect the knowledge that is produced by
academics who gain the respective funding?
How does such research address (or not) the original policy drivers?
Abstracts: 1 February 2023
Full papers: 1 June 2023