The 15th biennial conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) will take place in Coventry in the United Kingdom from 26-30 June 2015. The conference theme is Resistance and Renewal; you can find the call for papers and other relevant information, and submit your abstract, on the conference website. The deadline for abstract submissions is 16 January 2015. With its wide range of invited themes and a number of innovative presentation formats, ISTP 15 promises to be a rewarding academic experience.
Incidentally, the 2015 conference will mark the 30th anniversary of the first ISTP conference in 1985, which likewise took place in the UK (in Plymouth). It has certainly been an eventful 30 years, and the society, through its conference series, its published proceedings and its journal (Theory & Psychology), has given (meta-)theoretical and philosophical reflection in psychology, and critical and historical reflection on psychology, not only some of its most vibrant and durable forums, but has added tremendously to the field’s momentum, coherence and visibility.
To peruse three decades’ worth of conference programmes and published proceedings today, is to see the most significant theoretical debates in and critiques of psychology emerge and sometimes disappear again; to see some of the most well-known names in theoretical and critical psychology establish themselves and make their impact; and significantly also to witness a growing internationalisation of theoretical debate in psychology, with more and more voices from outside the UK, USA and Europe being heard the last 15 years.