Inter Faculty

In our modern world where all phenomena, whether physical or cultural, are so complex and so inextricably bound up with each other, researchers in human and social sciences are being increasingly called upon to work towards finding solutions rather than to work on their individual disciplines. It has become urgent to create new ways of thinking and methods of work. It is no longer enough to master a single discipline and in the present context it is more and more necessary to imagine and create new fields of research concerning civilization, society, and the environment. With these considerations in mind, the Inter Faculty Education and Research Initiative (IFERI) was established within the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Tsukuba. Its objectives were to create a new framework for research and to enable and provide effective support to students and researchers in undertaking such new approaches to research.

Inter Faculty is a forum for these study and research activities. It is a forum for reflection and discussion which reach beyond the boundaries of each given discipline.

We welcome contributions and reviews in all areas of the human and social sciences.



New Issue Published

Inter Faculty has published its volume 6.  
Posted: 2016-06-08 More...


the deadline for submissions for IF6 has been extended until June 25th 2015 .  
Posted: 2015-05-19 More...

ICR Officially Launched

The University of Tsukuba officially inaugurated the Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences (ICR) last Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.  
Posted: 2014-06-18 More...

Vol 6 (2015): Fragmentations

Publication date: 2016-03-30

Table of Contents


Saburo AOKI, Inter Faculty Co-Editor-in-Chief


Thierry MARTIN

Research Forums

Saburo AOKI, Andrej BEKEŠ, Sébastien LECHEVALIER, Thierry MARTIN

Fieldwork and Research Notes


Readers’ Forum