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ISCAR is an association, whose purpose is the promotion and development of multidisciplinary theoretical and empirical research on societal, cultural and historical dimensions of human practices.

contact person: dr hab. prof. ULS Bogusława Dorota Gołębniak

New Journal for 2012, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction


On behalf of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, it is our great pleasure to invite you to Sydney, Australia to participate in the 4th International Congress of ISCAR in September-October 2014.
The invitation extends to researchers from a variety of disciplines such as social sciences, humanities, education and health, as well as commerce, information systems, knowledge management in organisations and beyond. Both experienced and beginner researchers are encouraged to participate as we continue to explore the traditional, fundamental ideas of sociocultural and activity approaches and promote new compelling concepts and theoretical developments. A specially allocated day for Early Career Researchers and PhD students promises engaging and illuminating experiences for emerging, eager to learn researchers.
The Congress is marked by prominent keynote speakers who will share their expertise and provide insights into the most recent achievements in research on the societal, cultural and historical dimensions of human practices. The main Congress theme—“Inventing the future: Transformative research, imagination and collective action for social change”—will no doubt stimulate exciting, thought-provoking and energising debates on the future and our responsibilities in how it will unfold.
We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney in 2014.

 Dear ISCAR Community Members,

Please find below and message from the Sydney-2014 Congress Chair. We will shortly send out a formal message from the Congress Secretariat.

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Sydney-2014 ISCAR Congress website is now open and available at the link below

The website includes details of the main theme and sub-themes of the congress, the venue and also presents our esteemed keynote speakers!

The call for abstracts is now open and the details of submission are provided on the website. You can submit an abstract for an individual oral presentation, an interactive poster presentation or propose a symposium.

More information will be added to the website as we develop the program and work out further detail of the Congress organisation.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions or suggestions - please e-mail me at  or contact ISCAR-2014 Congress Secretariat at

Dear ISCAR members,
Please find attached the latest ISCAR newsletter.


Dear ISCAR members,
please see the invitation to attend the Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Perspectives and Limits of Dialogism in Mikhail Bakhtin; to be held in Waikato, New Zealand, January 2014. I have attached a call for proposals in this email for both the Conference and following Institute.

Please see the website: for further details, registration and elaborated calls for proposals. Alternatively, email Jayne White at for further information.

Dialogic Pedagogy Journal (DPJ) is happy to announce a call for submission of manuscripts.
DPJ is an international, online, Open Access, free publication, peer-reviewed, academic journal. The targeted audience of the DPJ is educational researchers and innovative educators interested in broadly defined field and practice of Dialogic Pedagogy.

If you want to submit your manuscript(s) to DPJ immediately, please go to (it requires registration)
Dear ISCAR members,

ISCAR announce a new journal for 2012, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, affiliated with the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR). The new journal is under the co-editorship of Harry Daniels, University of Bath, UK, Anne Edwards, University of Oxford, UK, Neil Mercer, University of Cambridge, UK and Roger Saljo, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and is now open to receive submissions.

The scope of the journal is to serve the rapidly expanding community of scholars who study the processes of learning and teaching from a culturally-orientated perspective.

To read the full aims and scope for the journal and details of the submission possibilities - visit the homepage.


Conferences and other events:

  • Dear ISCAR members, please find attached the ISCAR newsletter.
  • Call for Abstracts for a Nordic perspective on the Cultural and the Activity approach in Theory and Practise on the six Nordic ISCAR 2013; 12-14 June at Kristianstad University. PLEASE FIND CORRECTION
  • Please find attached the ISCAR newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 2
  • Please find attached details of a new Special Section: ISCAR STEM.   The purpose of this section is to unify researchers from all over the world who are interested in STEM education with a special focus on using activity theory and the cultural-historical or pragmatist perspectives in their studies.
  • Please find also attached an announcement and call for papers for the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.
  • Please find details of the summer school Cultural Psychology and Development Science: A New Synthesis