Статья директора ИГИТИ Ирины Максимовны Савельевой «Why Humanities Did Not Become Social Sciences: Flexibility and Resistibility» опубликована в польском сборнике «Imagine there were no humanities… Transdisciplinary perspectives» (Warszawa, 2015). Смотрите подробнее.
The notion of humanities has various meanings – a discipline / an art / a space for speculative thinking / secular humanism etc. I will focus on the ‘discipline’. Humanities as well as social sciences are concerned with human aspects of the world. It is difficult to define a boundary between them, both in their subject, and in method, still social sciences are interpreted as more empirical and formalized, closer to the ‘ideal’ of sciences. It is remarkable that historical studies traditionally have been considered part of the humanities, although in modern Academia, history is occasionally classified as a social science. My aim is to demonstrate why history has not become a real social science, although in 1960–80s historians who represented the most advanced trends within the discipline aspired to this. I then extrapolate my conclusions to other disciplines of the humanities.