Universidad Nacional de La Plata

National University of La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (IDIHCS, Institute of Research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities)

Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación (School of Humanities and Sciences of Education) at the National University of La Plata (UNLP)

CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas)



Director: Dr. José Luis de Diego

Deputy director: Dr. Amalia Cristina Eguía



Calle 48 entre 6 y 7 S/N, Piso 8, oficinas 803 y 835

(1900) La Plata

Buenos Aires


Phone numbers: +54 +221 4230125 extensions 261 and 262

E-mail: idihcs@fahce.unlp.edu.ar

Website: http://www.fahce.unlp.edu.ar/idihcs



Structure and goals

This is an Institute run jointly by the National University of La Plata (hereafter UNLP) and CONICET   (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas). It encompasses the vast research traditions at the School of Humanities and Sciences of Education at this university, developed in departments and mainly in research units of different levels:


One Institute and twelve Centers –recognized by the UNLP (By-law 265/03)-: Institute of Research in Education, Centre of Linguistic Research, Centre of Studies on Theory and Literary Criticism, Centre of Latin Studies, Centre of Greek Studies, Centre of Historic and Rural Studies, Centre of Geographic Research, Interdisciplinary Centre of Genre Research, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Science Methodology, Centre of Literature and Comparative Literature, Centre of Sociohistorical Research, Centre of Studies on European Social History, Centre of American and Argentine History.


Three areas – units recognized by the School of Humanities: Area of Spanish as second and foreign language; Research Area on Traductology; Area of Studies and Research on Physical Education.


The goals of the Institute are:

a) To promote, carry out and coordinate theoretical, empirical and methodological studies in the field of the social sciences and the humanities.

b) To provide technical assistance to the departments and research centres at the FaHCE (School of Humanities and Sciences of Education) and other institutions on matters related to research in the humanities and the social sciences.

c) To promote and develop initiatives oriented towards the improvement of postgraduate education and continuous professional development in research issues.

d) To encourage cooperation with national and international universities, institutes and research centers in the field, exchange opportunities for researchers and the spread of knowledge about the humanities and the social sciences.  


Lines of Research and Development

The numerous lines of research which are developed in this Institute involve the following disciplines: Philosophy, Language and Literature, History, Sociology, Education, Physical Education, Librarianship and Geography.

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