Re: [xmca] ISCAR, XMCA, and your burning issues

From: Ana Marjanovic-Shane (
Date: Sat Sep 10 2005 - 13:26:05 PDT

Dear Helena,
U am so sorry that you experienced this. It seemed to me also that
things were not quite right, when I did not hear from the Conference
Committee for a long time. But I started sending e-mails to various
addresses and finally got a reply that my presentation was accepted. I
thought that it was just a delay in informing people about the
acceptance. But your letter makes me think that there were some other
problems too. We should find out what was the process to evaluate the
proposals, and if any of the proposals were lost in space.

I am very sorry not to meet you in Sevilla. Maybe in the AERA 2006 in
San Francisco?
All the best

Helena Worthen wrote:

>Mike, et al --
>I have been reading the xmca list with interest, although not speaking up
>much for quite a while.
>But this message opens the possibility for me of asking a
>procedural/technical question about Seville/ISCAR
>Last winter, I submitted a paper proposal electronically. I did not hear
>anything back. In the spring, I checked the website and saw a banner that
>said, "Proposal submitters will be notified soon," or some such. After some
>time had passed with no message, I had to schedule fall classes and decided
>not to worry about it. Then a week ago I met with Peter Sawchuk, who with
>Newton Duarte and Mohammed Elhammoumi had submitted a proposal based on
>their upcoming book (in which Joe Berry and I have a chapter), Critical
>Perspectives on Activity: Explorations across Education, Work and Everyday
>Life. Yrjo Engestrom and Phil Adler and some other folks had chapters in
>this, so it might have been expected to make it onto the program. But it
>didn't. This makes me think that it was more like an electronic hitch in the
>submissions/acceptance process that than that my proposal wasn't up to
>I'm sending this message as much to say I wish I was there with you as to
>query the submissions process.
>Next time I'll be more aggressive about followup.
>Have a wonderful time in Seville (I do wish I was there!)
>Helena Worthen
>Chicago Labor Education Program
>University of Illinois
>Suite 110 The Rice Building
>815 West Van Buren Street
>Chicago, IL 60607
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [] On
>Behalf Of Mike Cole
>Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 8:40 PM
>To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>Subject: [xmca] ISCAR, XMCA, and your burning issues
>Dear Colleagues--
> A number of us will be going to Sevilla, Spain at the end of next week for
>an historic
>meeting that brings together two overlapping groups of scholars who study
>nature as the emergent outcome of biological, cultural-historical, and
>social "factors."
> The variety of talks and symposia is impressive, as is the variety of
>national traditions
>being represented.
> You-all have been reading and commenting on many aspects of
>socio-cultural-historical activity
>theories of human development as subscribers to this distributed
> Whether you are planning to be in Sevilla or not, I think everyone would be
>interested in what questions
>you think need most urgent attention. What accomplishments you think most
>need highlighting. What
>measures can be taken to give voice to the diversity of interests, views,
>and needs of you and your
> Might you pose questions and comments that others of us can take with us
>and, upon return, respond to?
> I doubt if I am the only one who feels priveleged to be able to make this
>trip. What, other than a lot of jet-lag,
>might make it worth the time and effort?
> PS-- If you have not done so, check out the "clustermap" at the bottom of
>the xmca web page. It is, to me,
>an interesting representation of the international nature of this odd
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