Re: [xmca] Another Conference

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 18 2007 - 17:12:19 PST


Thats GREAT Volker!!

Both the general news AND your very interesting paper are valuable resources
for us.
mike

On 1/18/07, Volker.hippie <Volker.hippie@tele2adsl.dk> wrote:
>
> Mike asks for *to send reports if they attend any of these interesting
> conferences.
> *
> I have been to two fine conferences in November and December 2006, related
> to this list and Vygotsky.
>
> The first one was the "*7th international Vygotsky memorial conference*",
> 14th to 17th of November, in Moscow, with participants from the US (Dot
> Robinson was one of the persons working very hard and all the time to make
> all possible), from Brazil, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, and
> Denmark, and many more...
>
> A celebration, together with the youth, the young students of Moscow
> University was one of the highlights, workshops about "the Golden Key
> Schools" and a speech by Elena Kravtsova, the granddaughter of Vygotsky,
> were others. The "*International Vygotsky Society*" was founded, -
> preparing the conference next year, about roleplay.
> Interesting for me was the expression, the term *"non-classical"
> psychology*, which I had not met in the way expressed here in Moscow.
>
> For me it seems that Moscow wants to connect to the world and show an
> openness to all kind of "new" and more performative forms of expressing the
> work of Vygotsky, though they at the same time want to demonstrate, that the
> roots of cultural historical dialectical psychology is in Russia. My paper
> at the conference, if you are interested, is here:
> http://hjem.tele2adsl.dk/Volker/Performing%20Vygotskyc2.html
>
> ...
>
> The other event, symposium, workshop was my participation in the annual
> meeting of the Serbian - Bosnian (RS)- NGO-organisation, "*Hi Neighbor" *-
> together with friends from Macedonia, Kosovo, US, U.K. and Japan...
> Here I always, every year, meet fantastic people, celebrating the
> Vygotskian play or performance, where young and old, together, perform *a
> head taller than they are*. Workshops where participants, together, while
> acting, without talking, make pieces of theater.
> There are speeches, a kind of symposium, with more theoretically and/or
> empiric topics, in combination with play and practice.
> The atmosphere is very special, - it is for me a* zone for nearby
> development and friendship*, and that in an way, which I have not met
> other places.
> For me, an oasis of learning for development.
>
> This year was very special. Just some weeks before the annual gathering
> we. the international community of people coming to the annual meetings and
> symposiums at e.g. Banja Luka University, got the for us very sad message
> that our friend, professor Jovan Savic, from Banja Luka, one of the founders
> of "Hi Neighbor", had died. Jovan was a very fantastic man, one of the few
> but so very important lights in the beginning of the 90ties, where dark
> times where all around. Jovan believed in Vygotsky, and in working for
> community, people, his many, many students, always helpful, and always being
> able to see the good in the other. He was an altruistic man, and therefore
> it was always wonderful to experience to respond to his invitations to come
> to Banja Luka, for to meet students, for to do workshops, for to give a
> speech about Vygotsky, and performance, at his university.
> At the event this year we talked about his life and all the wonderful
> things we have done together with him, - and before and after our touching
> talks, we played and cried, changing between thoughtfulness and the
> performing of a common craziness where we were in love with the roles we
> played together. I dare to call these annual meetings for *my zones of
> nearby possibilities*, and this time this possibilities even touched the
> issue of life and death, in a sharing and a performative way.
>
> Therefore, I would like you all to remember professor Jovan Savic, from
> Banja Luka, - who is one of few I know who where able to create hope
> wherever he was.
>
>
> Volker
>
>
> zdravo skrev:
>
> I am really glad for this great opportunity to be on XMCA! This kind of
> experience (perezhivanie, erlebnis, vivencia, dozhivlyay) is invaluable. Yes
> and I see that getting information and invitations for different
> conferences all over this globe is a direct offer to make your own free
> choice and relations. Mike, thanks for forwarding announcement of Conference
> on Immigrant Children. Lois, thanks for your announcement of Performing the
> World 4: The Performance of Community and the Community of Performance.
> I guess, that the chance to learn for development includes different and
> unknown sources. Even roses could be a source for learning for development -
> like listening to the song Bread and Roses.
> With best regards
> Vesna
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com> <lchcmike@gmail.com>
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu> <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 4:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [xmca] Another Conference
>
>
>
>
> Amazing!!
> All these interesting meetings. If only I was independently rich and not
> working
> 70 hours a week!!
>
> What XMCA-o-phants can do that would be really helpful is to send reports
>
> if
>
> they attend any of these
> interesting conferences to xmca so we could at least learn vicariously
>
> when
>
> we have time to stop and
> look and and smell the roses.
> mike
>
> On 1/17/07, Lois Holzman <lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org> <lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org> wrote:
>
> While we're on a conference announcing role, here's another:
>
> Performing the World 4
> The Performance of Community and the Community of
> Performance
>
>
> Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2007,
> Tarrytown House, Tarrytown,
> NY
> Proposals Due March 15, 2007
>
> Performing the World 4 recognizes, celebrates and interrogates the
>
> growing
>
> global performance movement and its relationship to community
> building--the
> thousands of innovative performance projects taking place in urban
> centers,
> towns and villages the world over, and the researchers, theoreticians
>
> and
>
> analyzers of what all this ensemble creativity, improvisatory play and
> "stage-making" might mean for human development, the growth of
>
> communities
>
> and social change.
>
> The weekend conference will bring together performers, educators,
>
> artists,
>
> scholars and researchers, psychologists and therapists, health and
>
> helping
>
> professionals, business professionals, youth workers, social
> entrepreneurs,
> activists, and community organizers to showcase innovative practice and
> scholarship and provide a rich context for learning and performing
> together.
>
> A sampling of conversational themes , panels, workshops and
>
> performances:
>
> Performance as a Community Building Methodology
> Postmodern Creativity and Performance
> Knowing, Not Knowing and Performing
> Performance as Metaphor
> Performance as a Way of Life
> The Therapeutics of Performance
> The Creativity of the Group, Ensemble and Community
> Theatre and Community
> The Creativity of Improvisation
> Performing, Improvising and Learning
> The Power of Play
> And more
>
> Fields of Interest:
> Education
> Drama in Education
> Psychology and Psychotherapy
> Community Development
> Medicine and Health Care
> Organizational Change, Business
> and Management
> Theatre
> Performance Studies
> Applied Theatre
> Youth Development
> Participatory Research and Evaluation
> Political and Community Organizing
> And more
>
> Proposals, instructions and forms for submitting proposals, due March
>
> 15,
>
> 2007, can be viewed and downloaded at www.performingtheworld.org<http://www.performingtheworld.org/> <http://www.performingtheworld.org/> .
> Performing the World 4 is sponsored by the East Side Institute for Group
> and
> Short Term Psychotherapy, 920 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY, 10010.
> Tel. 212.941.8906, Fax 212.941.0511, www.eastsideinstitute.org<http://www.eastsideinstitute.org/> <http://www.eastsideinstitute.org/>
> Convening Committee
> Dan Friedman (The Castillo Theatre and Youth OnStage!,
> NYC)
> Lois Holzman (East Side Institute for Group and Short Term
> Psychotherapy, NYC)
> Sheila McNamee (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH)
> Fred Newman (East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy,
> NYC)
>
> Environment
> Performing the World 4 will be held at the Tarrytown House in Tarrytown,
> New
> York, 24 miles north of Manhattan. The Tarrytown House is situated
>
>
> amidst
>
> wooded bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Built in the late 1800s as a
> country estate, it offers all the facilities and amenities of the 21st
> century. Accommodations include cable TV, phone and Internet access, and
> use
> of the fitness center, indoor pool, and tennis courts. The Tarrytown
>
> House
>
> is surrounded by miles of jogging and walking trails.
>
> Lois
>
>
> From: Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> <lchcmike@gmail.com>
> Reply-To: <mcole@weber.ucsd.edu> <mcole@weber.ucsd.edu>, "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity"
> <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu> <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
> Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:27:50 -0800
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu> <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>,
>
> Laboratory
>
> of
>
> Comparative Human Cognition Internal List <lchc@weber.ucsd.edu> <lchc@weber.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [xmca] Fwd: Conference on Immigrant Children ~ Call for
>
>
> Papers
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Susan Chuang <schuang@uoguelph.ca> <schuang@uoguelph.ca>
> Date: Jan 17, 2007 2:54 PM
> Subject: Conference on Immigrant Children ~ Call for Papers
> To: mcole@weber.ucsd.edu
>
> Hi Dr. Cole:
>
>
> Happy New Year!
>
>
>
> With the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition,
>
>
> University of
>
> Guelph, I am organizing a conference on immigrant children from around
>
> the
>
> world entitled, *On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Children.*
>
> Guelph is
>
> located 1 hour from Toronto. The conference will be *Thursday, Friday,
> October 25 26, 2007*.
>
>
>
> Currently, we have many committed scholars who will be discussing
>
> their
>
> work. They include: John Berry, Raymond Buriel, Natasha Cabrera, Ruth
>
> Chao,
>
> Xinyin Chen, Scott Coltrane, Roberto DeAnda, David Este, Andrew
>
> Fuligni,
>
> Cynthia Garcia Coll (maybe), Uwe Gielen, Jacqueline Goodnow, Donald
> Hernandez, Heather Keller, Leon Kuczynski, Susan Lollis, Robert
>
> Moreno,
>
> Ross
>
> Parke, James Rodriguez, Carola Suarez-Orozco, and Catherine
>
> Tamis-LeMonda.
>
> Also, Vivian Tseng and Tom Weisner from the William T. Grant
>
> Foundation
>
> will
>
> be presenting on behalf of the foundation.
>
>
>
> I would like to take this opportunity to extend the *Call for Papers*
>
> to
>
> you
>
> and your colleagues. There are two types of presentations paper and
> poster. I hope that you will be interested in presenting your work OR
> attending the conference. Please email Dr. Susan Chuang at
> schuang@uoguelph.ca for submission rules and forms. To ensure
>
> opportunities
>
> for discussion and involvement from the audience, the conference is
>
> limited
>
> to a total of 250 individuals.
>
>
>
> If you have any questions or comments, please contact me via email (
> schuang@uoguelph.ca) or by phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 58389.
>
>
>
> I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully you will be a part of
>
> this
>
> exciting conference!
>
>
>
> Susan Chuang
>
>
> Susan S. Chuang, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
> University of Guelph
> Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
> CANADA
>
> Voice: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58389
> Fax: (519) 766-0691
>
> schuang@uoguelph.ca
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