Mind, Culture, and Activity Call for Papers for an Upcoming Special Issue

Mind, Culture, and Activity

Over the past year or so Michael Cole and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (LCHC), at the University of California, San Diego, have assembled a detailed record of the research conducted by and at the lab over the past five decades, from the international context in 1960s, through the lab’s formation in the early 1970s, until around 2013. The website contains a chronological “autobiography” and, in addition, “portals” that provide information on central concepts, people, and projects.

The Story of LCHC: A Polyphonic Autobiography can be found here.

To celebrate this accomplishment the editors are inviting contributions to a special issue of the journal, Mind, Culture, and Activity, in the form of commentaries upon and/or additions to this intellectual autobiography. We encourage contributions that extend, correct, or dialogue with the record, that reflect critically and constructively on LCHC’s long trajectory of investigation, and/or that offer contrasting perspectives and research programs.

Submission Instructions

Articles should be 3,000 words or less and should adhere to the journal requirements as noted in the Instructions for Authors.

The anticipated timeline is as follows:
January 1, 2018: Submission of 200 word abstract
January 30, 2018: Editorial responses to abstracts will be returned to authors
March 1, 2018: Submission of first draft of invited articles
March-April, 2018: Review process
May 1, 2018: Editorial responses and reviews for articles will be returned to authors
June 15, 2018: Submission of final draft of article (a second round of reviewing may or may not be
needed here)

Please submit abstracts to the special issue editors:
Martin Packer (mjpacker@usbcali.edu.co), Natalia Gajdamaschko (natalia.gajdamaschko@gmail.com), and Jennifer Vadeboncoeur (j.vadeboncoeur@ubc.ca)