A Transdisciplinary Academic Journal by Franklin University Switzerland

intervalla: platform for intellectual exchange is a transdisciplinary, open-access academic journal that strives to provide a forum for scholars from all fields to test and circulate thoughts on contemporary matters of human experiences. Each issue is dedicated to a particular topic that examines intersections or conjunctions of areas that often remain buried in more discipline-specific approaches. intervalla promotes contributions that forge thinking between disciplines and welcomes ideas that push established boundaries. The journal is peer reviewed and published annually. Each volume focuses on a particular theme and is edited by volume editors.



Volume 9

"Re-connecting the Dots...The Impact of Covid-19 on Displaced Students in Higher Education Systems" (2021), edited by Johanna Fassl, revisited the 2017 Scholarships Without Borders workshop. This volume focused on the pandemic's effects on displaced students in higher education. It included articles from academics and displaced students themselves, rethinking the concepts of borders and migration. The volume highlighted successful programs and initiatives during COVID-19, offering insights into future applications in refugee education. Both volumes, through their unique themes, underscored intervalla's commitment to pushing boundaries and fostering intellectual exchange across disciplines.


Volume 8

"Academic Travel: Departures" (2020), edited by Fabio Ferrari and Kate Roy, celebrated Franklin University's 50th anniversary. It delved into the essence of academic travel, examining its role in a more embodied, ethical pedagogy, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributions emphasized the holistic immersion in the world, reflecting on travel as a medium of critical theorization and self-discovery, challenging traditional tourist perspectives and academic norms.



Questions of Taste
Volume 7, 2019
Editors: Sara Steinert Borella and Satomi Sugiyama

Beyond Borders? Interrogating Boundaries in our Twenty-First Century World
Volume 6, 2018
Editor: Kate Roy

From Loss to Survivals: on the Reconstruction and Transmission of Artistic Gestures
Volume 5, 2017
Editor: Gabriel N. Gee

Modernist Currents
Volume 4, 2016
Editor: Alexandra Peat

To Be or Not to Be a Mother: Choice, Refusal, Reluctance and Conflict. Motherhood and Female Identity in Italian Literature and Culture. Essere o non essere madre:  scelta, rifiuto, avversione e conflitto. Maternità e identità femminile nella letteratura e cultura italiane.
Special Volume 1, 2016
Editors: Laura Lazzari and Joy Charnley

Environmental Justice, ‘Collapse’ and the Question of Evidence
Volume 3, 2015
Editors: Brack Hale, Christoph Kueffer, Sara Steinert-Borella, Caroline Wiedmer

Trauma, Abstraction, and Creativity
Volume 2, 2014-2015
Editors: Johanna Fassl and Caroline Wiedmer

Social Robots and Emotion: Transcending the Boundary between Humans and ICTs
Volume 1, 2013
Editors: Satomi Sugiyama & Jane Vincent