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Articles in Interdisciplinary Humanities dated between April 2003 to the present can be accessed through EBSCO databases, including Academic Search Premier.

The Humanities Education and Research Association's Scholarly Journal: Interdisciplinary Humanities is a refereed scholarly journal, published three times a year.

The journal accepts articles that deal with "any learning activities with content that draws upon the human cultural heritage, methods that derive from the humanistic disciplines, and a purpose that is concerned with human values."Articles dealing with the interdisciplinary humanities or humanities education at all levels (K-12, college, and adult learning) are welcome, as are creative works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that reflect the the journal's interests and the themes of specific issues.

See Interdisciplinary Humanities' submission guidelines below for more information. Submit articles and Creative Works to co-editors, Stephen Husarik ( and Lee Ann Westman ( Don't forget to include your e-mail address.

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Summer 2018

2017 Conference Issue - Local Voices to Global Visions: Exploring Identity in the Humanities

Fall 2018
The Language of Music
Guest Editor: Dr. Erin R. McCoy

Spring 2019
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Bridging the Gap? Digital Median in the Literature Classroom
Guest Editors: Kristin Lucas and Cameron McFarlane (Nipissing University)

Summer 2019
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2019

2018 HERA Conference Issue

Fall 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019

Art, Activism, and the Pursuit of a Better Life
Guest Editor: Wendy Chase

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Book Reviews
Deadline: Ongoing

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Submission Guidelines

Interdisciplinary Humanities defines “interdisciplinary humanities education” as any learning activities with content that draws upon the human cultural heritage, methods that derive from the humanistic disciplines, and a purpose that is concerned with human values. Academic courses don’t have to be labeled “humanities” to be interdisciplinary. Integrated courses and units are often disguised under such names as World History, Freshman English, Music Appreciation, Beginning Spanish, Introduction to Religion, Senior Honors, etc. Integration can range from the use of a novel in a history course to team teaching to comprehensive thematic extravaganzas that combine the arts, literature, philosophy, and social sciences.

HERA welcomes manuscripts from university colleagues, but also ones that examine interdisciplinary scholarship and education in elementary grades, teacher education, adult public programs, graduate seminars, educational radio and television, museums, and historic parks.

IH asks that you use the Chicago Manual of Style and that you use it consistently. All notes should appear as endnotes at the conclusion of your essay, and should precede any bibliographical listings and appendixes. The editors ask that you have full bibliographic citations before you send your essay.

Submissions that include reproductions of images should include copyright permission; Interdisciplinary Humanities will not publish any submssion without written permission for reproduced and copyrighted images. Camera-ready line illustrations and high resolution black and white photographs often reproduce well.

Artists wishing to have their works published on the cover of IH should submit works that are representative of the theme(s) of a particular issue.

Essays should be typed and double-spaced, formatted for printing, on standard paper with one-inch margins and submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to co-editors: Stephen Husarik, and Lee Ann Elliott Westman, Place your name and affiliation in the upper right hand corner of the first page of your manuscript.

Essays should not exceed 6,000 words. Interdisciplinary Humanities observes a "blind reading" policy, and considers carefully the recommendations of outside readers whose expertise corresponds with the essay’s subject matter.

If you would like to use reproductions of images, we ask that you procure copyright permission for these once your essay is accepted. Camera-ready line illustrations and high resolution black and white photographs often reproduce well. Permissions and copyright fees, if any, are the responsibility of the author and should be arranged for and paid before submitting the article.

Editorial decisions for publication are normally made within four months following submissions. If your essay is accepted, you will be sent a pre-press style sheet with reformatting instructions.

*Please note: The Humanities Education and Research Association, Interdisciplinary Humanities’ parent organization, requires that authors become members of HERA if their essays are accepted for publication. Information on membership may be found at

Upcoming and proposed editions of Interdisciplinary Humanities are subject to change without notice.

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Interdisciplinary Humanitites
Issues (cont'd)


Fat Representations

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Pride and Humility
Spring 2013


Service-Learning in the Humanities
Fall 2012

Summer 2012

Children's Media
Spring 2012


(mis)Representing Difference
Fall 2011

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
Spring 2011


Fall 2010

Nature and the Humanities
Spring 2010


Music in Context

Fall 2009

Gateways II
Spring 2009