Double Helix

Double Helix is an international, peer-reviewed journal of pedagogy. Its aim is to share in an open forum research and best practices related to critical thinking and writing in the development of disciplinary expertise.


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In 2008 The Times Literary Supplement included the publication of C. P. Snow’s 1959 Rede Lecture, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, on its list of the 100 books that have most influenced Western public discourse since the Second World War. Although Snow’s lecture prompted a dustup between scientists and literary elites over who could lay claim to the superior form of knowledge, over time the sides and tenor of the “Two Cultures Debate” have changed. As the debate has expanded throughout the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to include various disciplinary groups and the beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives with which they are bound together as “cultures,” it has evolved into a conversation about how knowledge is recognized, valued, and taught across the cultures of the university. DH invites submissions that explore pedagogical linkages between critical thinking and writing within the unfolding legacy of the Two Cultures Debate.

The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2015.



Double Helix is a publication of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University.  ISSN 2372-7497