Volume 1   Number 1      Spring 2006 

International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS): News and Notices

The International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS) serves as a network of scholars - both researchers and practitioners - whose work focuses upon dialogue and the self. Members come from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds including psychology, sociology and social anthropology, psychiatry, the humanities including literature, history, philosophy, theology, the arts, and others. Members live and work in more than a dozen countries. ISDS was formally constituted under Dutch law in June 2002 and was established at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The official homepage of ISDS may be found online at < >

4th International Conference on the Dialogical Self (ICDS-4). The University of Minho, Braga, Portugal will serve as the venue for the Fourth International Conference on the Dialogical Self (ICDS-4) during June 1-3, 2006. The conference homepage can be found at <>. Previous conferences were held at Nijmegen (ICDS-1) in 2000, Ghent, Belgium (ICDS-2) in 2002, and Warsaw, Poland (ICDS-3) in 2004.

Membership in ISDS. The ISDS invites both researchers and practitioners whose work focuses upon dialogue and the self to consider membership in the society. Membership is open to persons who meet the following criteria: (1) Possession of an appropriate university degree, or, at least completion of the appropriate coursework for such a degree; (2) Serving as either a researcher or practitioner in one of the requisite fields allied with Dialogical Self theory such as psychology, philosophy, etc.; (3) Service to the Society by means of at least one of these mechanisms: (a) acceptance of an article or publishing an invited article or commentary in the IJDS, (b) serving as an editor for IJDS, (c) serving on the Scientific Committee for international conferences, (d) serving on the Executive Board of the Society, or (e) other forms of service as accepted by the Executive Board. Membership in the society is permanent. Individuals interested in membership in the ISDS should contact: Prof. Dr. Hubert J. M. Hermans, Bosweg 18, 6571 CD Berg en Dal, The Netherlands. E-mail:

The following individuals are members of the ISDS. (Note: please contact Prof. Dr. Hubert J. M. Hermans if you believe there are any errors or omissions in this list.)

Baldwin, Mark W. (McGill University)
Barresi, John (Dalhousie University)
Colapietro, Vincent (The Pennsylvania State University)
Dimaggio, Giancarlo (Terzo Centro di Psicoterapia Cognitiva, Roma)
Fogel, Alan (University of Utah)
Gabinska, Anna (Warsaw School of Social Psychology)
Gergen, Kenneth (Swarthmore College)
Gomes, William (Psychological Institute, UFRGS, Brazil)
Gonçalves, Miguel (University of Minho)
Hermans, Hubert J. M. (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Hevern, Vincent W. (Le Moyne College)
John Lysaker, John (University of Oregon)
Josephs, Ingrid (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Leary, David E. (University of Richmond)
Ligorio, Beatrice (Universitá di Bari)
Lyddon, William J. (University of Southern Mississippi)
Marková, Ivana (University of Stirling)
McAdams, Dan (Northwestern University)
Mizokami, Shinichi (Kyoto University)
Neimeyer, Robert (University of Memphis)
Oles, Piotr (Catholic University of Lublin)
Raggatt, Peter (James Cook University, Australia)
Sakellaroupoulo, Maya (McGill University)
Salgado, João (ISMAI - Instituto Superior da Maia, Portugal)
Stam, Henderikus J. (University of Calgary)
Stemplewska-Zakowicz, Katarzyna (Warsaw School of Social Psychology)
Valsiner, Jaan (Clark University)
Verhofstadt-Denève, Leni (University of Ghent)
Walecka, Justyna (Warsaw School of Social Psychology)
Wiley, Norbert (University of Illinois, Urbana)

Call for Papers. The IJDS invites authors to submit papers for forthcoming issues. The IJDS is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published online twice a year. The journal invites authors to consider submitting their papers for forthcoming issues. An important purpose of the IJDS is to stimulate and facilitate interaction between researchers and practitioners who are interested in the stimulation of dialogical processes in a globalizing world. A central notion is the ''dialogical self'' that brings together, in innovative ways, theoretical traditions regarding 'self' and 'dialogue'. A more detailed description of the scope of the journal can be found online at <>. Specific submission guidelines can be found at <>.

Created: 30 Mar 2006 Last updated: 31 Oct 2006