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[Xmca-l] Re: ISCAR experiences, reflections, etc

Hi Alfredo,
It is a pity we did not meet during the conference. I think this
overlapping with ERALI has probably prevented some of our colleagues in
Europe to attend ISCAR -- lesson learned. ;)

Jaakko, yes you are right, the next conference will be held in Natal /
Brazil. I am looking forward to seeing you all here. Of course, you are
most welcome.

All your impressions are valuable to organizers of the next conference. I
am one of those 'people that actually lurks into this list'; hence I will
keep track on all relevant feedbacks. Building the conference upon the
previous experiences is very important. In this regard, I was wondering how
people see this experience of *'working group round table*' (wgrt). I'd be
glad to get some feedback on that.

Although, I acknowledge that *perezhivanie* is a sort of "new" trend in
ISCAR. I did not have any opportunity to attend sections that explicitly
address the topic, I know Fernando G. Rey e Nikolay Veresov had a symposium
and a couple of papers on that, but it simultaneous with my own symposium.


André Rodrigues

2017-09-05 6:17 GMT-03:00 Rod Parker-Rees <R.Parker-Rees@plymouth.ac.uk>:

> Dear Alfredo,
> I am sorry I did not get the opportunity to meet you at ISCAR.
> The highlight of the conference for me was the opportunity to explore a
> wide range of different perspectives on key aspects of cultural-historical
> research. The first meeting of the round-table discussion group focusing on
> perezhivanie was well attended and somewhat chaotic, as a lot of people set
> out their own understanding of the significance of this concept. Here there
> was only time for an initial presentation of positions - and the beginnings
> of exploration of disagreements but the topic was also addressed in many
> paper presentations and the second and third round-table meetings were
> smaller, allowing more extensive discussion, which I thought was
> particularly valuable in clarifying why perezhivanie is such a useful (and
> flexible) concept.
> Discussions at the conference illustrated the tensions between those who
> seek to defend a core, 'true' meaning (through careful historical analysis
> of documents and arguments) and those who want to loosen the boundaries of
> what 'counts' as perezhivanie so that the concept can be used in new ways
> and in new contexts. Having the opportunity to take conversations forward
> beyond initial disagreement helped me to see the 'agreed' meaning
> (znachenie) of perezhivanie as a fluid, dynamic product of continuing
> interactions - both influencing and influenced by the particular
> refractions of individual interpretations (smysl). Our 'own' understanding
> is immeasurably enriched by opportunities to encounter and engage with
> other people's perspectives - not just what they think and know but also
> what they care about! My understanding of the writing of Fernando Gonzalez
> Rey, Anna Stetsenko, Barbara Rogoff, Nikolai Veresov and many others will
> be informed by what I have learned from seeing ho!
>  w they present their own understandings but also, in different but
> equally important ways, from seeing how they engage with other people and
> with other people's ideas.
> All the best,
> Rod
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@
> mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Alfredo Jornet Gil
> Sent: 02 September 2017 19:36
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [Xmca-l] ISCAR experiences, reflections, etc
> Dear all,
> I am still at Tampere, where the EARLI conference finished today, just one
> day after ISCAR ended. Unfortunately, I committed to attending both
> conferences and could only be the first days in Quebec. Still, I was
> fortunate enough to catch up with many colleagues, to share some of my
> work, and get to hear about that of many others that are doing great things
> around the globe.
> One (not so) surprising discovery I made was the huge amount of people
> that actually lurks into this list, but who nonetheless very seldom if ever
> write (whether for lack of time to delve into the sometimes quite long
> posts/themes, or simply because they prefer to read than write). We all
> knew and had talked about this, but it was quite remarkable the amount of
> people I met (not only in ISCAR, but also here in Europe (EARLI).
> So, now that I have met some of you, and that you have got to see and hear
> more of ISCAR than those of us who had to leave earlier or could not join
> at all. What was your highlight of the congress and why? It would be lovely
> if some of you would take a step forward and tell us a bit of what you
> found most interesting, what you found was missing, what you found should
> have not been.
> In can be the first: One of my favourite moments was listening to Fernando
> G. Rey present without slides or any other device, passionately talking
> about child development and claiming, "... for the first need of the child
> is that of contact with other people"... I also very much enjoyed seeing
> Mike in a several meters wide screen commenting on Engeström's Keynote,
> rising the longest ovation I got to hear during my brief three days in
> Quebec.
> These are just anecdotes, but I would love if you could tell us more on
> how it went for you, what you found there, for us who could not be there. I
> think it would be very much appreciated by many, while we get the time to
> have a look at the issue on unit analysis, and prepare the discussion on
> the article from the last (third) MCA issue.
> Alfredo
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