Cultural Historical & Activity Research reading group- August meetings

The Cultural Historical & Activity Research reading group has been meeting monthly for the last twenty years. We meet for an hour via Zoom.

Even if you cannot attend meetings, with the dozen or so regulars, you can join the ninety members from across the world (mainly Australia, New Zealand, but also India, Korea and Singapore) on the email list and receive (and often read) the monthly paper for discussion.

I distribute an electronic version of the paper and also let you know about other relevant news, in particular relating to our annual Summer School, ISCAR and AARE (I am a Sociocultural Activity Theory SIG co-convenor).

Friday 21st August, 4pm

Kellogg, D. (2020). Ruqaiya Hasan, in memoriam: A manual and a manifesto. Outlines: Critical practice studies, 21(1), 19-33.

I have always intended to look Hasan’s fascinating work, but, as I have only a faint feeling for linguistics, I have been intimidated (it has been enough to work through Halliday’s The Language of Science, another of those volumes from the raid on the library before it was boarded up). However David’s engaging and polemical paper has given me the confidence to tackle her legacy.

The authors of the papers will be present for the discussion of their paper.

If you wish to be added to the list please email me:


John Cripps-Clark

Lecturer in Education (Science Education)

School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education