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Advances in cultural-historical theory

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A series of events over two days which aim to develop theoretical work in cultural-historical theory will be hosted by the Manchester Institute of Education and members of the Knowledge, Power and Identity and Social Theories of Learning groups.

The event is organised in partnership with the North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) and encourages participation from emerging scholars of cultural-historical theory.

Attendance one day is possible. Participants are also invited to informal working groups held on the 11th May from 10:00 to 13:00. To attend these or to arrange a meeting with the guest speakers, please contact

Call for poster presentations:
Participants wishing to present a poster are invited to bring an A3 poster to the event. Please indicate in your registration form whether you plan to bring a poster and email a title and abstract of up to 250 words by 27 April 2016 to

Draft programme:

9th May 2016

14.00 Registration
14.15 Pecha Kuchas/ Greetings and introductions/ posters

Panel discussion facilitated by Julian Williams, Manchester Institute of Education
Prof Hanne Haavind, University of Oslo and Prof Fernando González Rey, Central University of Brasilia


17.00 Poster presentations and networking (with drinks and snacks)
19.00 Close of day one

10th May 2016

09.30 Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 Introduction

Revisiting the cultural-historical legacy in psychology: moving forward on the topics of dialogue and subjectivity
Prof Fernando González Rey, Central University of Brasilia


11.30 Discussant:
Peter Jones, Sheffield Hallam University
12.30 Lunch, poster presentations and networking

Contesting and Recognizing Historical Changes and Selves in Development: The case of boys and girls moving themselves out of childhood and into their teens in a multicultural context in Norway
Prof Hanne Haavind, University of Oslo


14.30 Discussant:
Erica Burman, Manchester Institute of Education
15.30 Breakout discussions
16.15 Closing remarks
16.30 Close of meeting

Subjectivity and Transformation


There are a limited amount of bursaries available for this event. Please contact for details.