About the core business of Alvadap

Alvadap, an abbreviation of Albert A. van Daalen Publishing, is a trade mark of the Albert A. van Daalen Group. Alvadap focuses primarily on interdisciplinarity in the humanities and social sciences. The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture. The humanities use methods that are primarily critical, or speculative, and have a significant historical element -as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. Areas that are sometimes regarded as social sciences and sometimes as humanities include history, archaeology, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, classical studies, law and linguistics. The humanities and social sciences teach us how people have created their world, and how they in turn are created by it.

Examined by different disciplines

Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a publication). It is about creating something new by thinking across boundaries. It is related to an interdiscipline or an interdisciplinary field, which is an organizational unit that crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought, as new needs and professions emerge. The adjective interdisciplinary is most often used in educational circles when researchers from two or more disciplines pool their approaches and modify them so that people understand a given subject in terms of multiple traditional disciplines. For example, cultural subjects may appear differently when examined by different disciplines, for instance, economics, politics, anthropology, philosophy and religious studies.

Interdisciplinary approach

The publications of Alvadap are interdisciplinary. Albert A. van Daalen V.D.M. studied theology, philosophy, and business administration with a minor in corporate finance. All his academic publications unite lessons from the humanities and social sciences. Beside his publications with an interdisciplinary approach, as a freelance writer he collects and writes news and other current information to the public.