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