Welcome to the website for the Fifth International Conference on the Dialogical Self
Exploration of the dialogical self has broad scope, ranging from literary sciences to brain research and from empirical psychology to psychotherapy practice. It brings together different fields of psychology, such as personality, developmental, social, and clinical psychology. Across these diverse fields, the concept of the dialogical self provides an interdisciplinary platform for innovative research, theory and practice.
Central topics of interest include: self and identity, culture and self, globalization, music and dialogue, power and rhetoric, dialogue and political psychology, reconstruction of self-narratives in psychotherapy, dialogue and development
For more information on the current topics in the field, we advise consulting one of the recent special issues on the Dialogical Self: Culture & Psychology (vol.7, 3, 2001), Theory & Psychology (vol.12, 2, 2002), Journal of Constructivist Psychology (vol.16, 2, 2003), Identity (vol.4, 4, 2004), and Counselling Psychology Quarterly (vol.19, 1, 2006).
A recent review of the field can be found in: Hermans, HJM, & Dimaggio, G. (2007). Self, identity, and globalisation in times of uncertainty: A dialogical analysis. Review of General Psychology, March.
Up-to-date articles and discussions can also be found in the International Journal for Dialogical Science (IJDS), which is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, electronic open-access journal.
Professor Hubert Hermans keynote address is also available for download.
The Fifth International Conference on the Dialogical Self will focus upon the self and dialogue and the ways in which meaning is constructed and reconstructed. The purpose of the conference is to organize interchange and discussion of problems related to the dialogical self across the boundaries of specific (sub)disciplines. As such, the Fifth International Conference on the Dialogical Self is open to psychologists and representatives of other social sciences and arts.
From the first Conference in Nijmegen (2000), through the second Conference in Gent (2002), the third Conference in Warsaw (2004), and the fourth Conference in Braga (2006), these International Conferences on the dialogical self have served as exciting meeting places for theoreticians, researchers, psychotherapists and trainers interested in exploring the implications of the dialogical self in their fields of work.
As with previous conferences, the Fifth Conference is closely connected to the International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS).
For more information about the scientific programme, please contact the Chairperson, Hubert Hermans at HHermans@psych.ru.nl, or for more information about the organisational aspects of the conference, please email the conference organisers at email@example.com.