2011 – 12 Conferences

All of the conferences are held in room C-306 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. To find the room, please click here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Dr. Réal Fillion
“Le travail indéfini de la liberté” : à partir de Michel Foucault

Dr. Réal Fillion
Département de philosophie
Université de Sudbury

Réal Fillion’s research interests include social and political philosophy and the philosophy of history. He is the author of Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History, published by University of Ottawa Press (2008).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Dr. Anton Yasnitsky
Nietzschean Project of Creating a Superman: Vygotsky’s Integrative “Peak Psychology” of Cultural Development

Dr. Anton Yasnitsky
History and Theory of Psychology, York University
Human Development and Applied Psychology, University of Toronto

Anton Yasnitsky is a specialist of Vygotskian Studies and cultural-historical developmental psychology. He is a co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology (to appear in 2012).

Wednesday, January 19, 2012
Dr. Louise Poirier
Les mathématiques ont une histoire et une géographie, l’exemple des mathématiques inuit

Dr. Louise Poirier
Faculté des sciences l’éducation
Université de Montréal

Louise Poirier is dean of the Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université de Montréal. She is a specialist in ethnomathematics and has conducted research in Inuit communities.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Dr. Deborah Cook
Self-Preservation Gone Wild

Dr. Deborah Cook
Department of Philosophy
University of Windsor

Deborah Cook was a student of Foucault and Derrida. She has published extensively on Foucault and Adorno. Her latest book is Adorno: Key Concepts (Acumen Press, 2008).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dr. Geoffrey Saxe
Cultural Development of Mathematical Ideas: Papua New Guinea Studies

Dr. Geoffrey Saxe
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley

Geoffrey Saxe’s research interests include the interplay between historical and economic changes, schooling and the concomitant shifts in individuals’ thinking. He has conducted field research in sites such as Papua New Guinea and Brazil. He is the author of Culture and Cognitive Development (Erlbaum, 1991).