We keep upgrading the Book of abstracts.  The current version was upgraded February 9th, 2018


Together, we made ISCAR 2017 a significant event in our scholarly lives. It could not have happened without you all!


Kris Gutiérrez's keynote address fulfilled expectations on Day Three, dedicated to INsights.


Yrjö Engeström's keynote address fulfilled expectations on Day Two, dedicated to Practices.


David Bakhurst's keynote address fulfilled expectations on Day One, dedicated to Foundations of Cultural-historical and Activity research.


The CHACDOC workshop, the LOPI workshop, and the workshop on Research with transformative agendas: Incressing equality in education and beyond went extremely well. Large rooms were filled.


Quebec City airport (YQB). No service shuttle will be available.  Take a cab (special taxi rate, 35$CAD to downtown hotels).


Searchable pdf version at this link.
Highly interactive version at this link.
Presenters will be contacted before further change(s) to the day and time of their presentation(s).


Posters may be the size you want given that the boards are 80" x 80".  Moreover, there will be a roundtable behind each set of four boards, with electricity provided.


Likely you will be asked to show the ETA you got online. Information is provided here.


Some hotels have deadlines, and others not. Please, reserve as soon as possible.


The Congress welcomes activity theory key figures.

Over 350 presenters

Over 20 themes and subthemes to be discussed.


Hostelling International (Dorm and private room reservation) in Quebec City. Cheap, safe, and very close to the Congress venue.


We will help you find a roommate if you wish. Please fill this form.


380 participants took advantage of early-bird fees. Thanks for helping our planning of this event.


Organisers: Mariane Hedegaard and Marilyn Fleer


All accepted abstracts/proposals have now been assigned a day of presentation and a notification has been sent to the corresponding author. If you have not heard from the corresponding author or if the corresponding author has not heard from us, please contact


We now have the general schedule in place, and we are working on preparing the pre-program.


On behalf of the International Society for Cultural-historical and Activity Research (ISCAR), we deplore the violence committed against people at prayer in their holy place, the mosque in Québec City. This isolated action, by a lone student with far-right affiliation, is murderous, terroristic and insupportable.

Information concerning your visa application.


On behalf of the International Society for Cultural-historical and Activity Research, it is our great pleasure to invite you to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to participate in the 5th ISCAR International Congress.