Pre iSchool Workshop: Developing Activity Theory in Information Studies (DATIS)

Exterior of the Maurice Keyworth building, Leeds University Business School

Professor David Allen and the AIMTech team have organised a workshop on activity theory at the iSchool-2016 conference in the US.

Abstract: Over the last two decades the use of Activity Theory has grown within the field of information studies. However, while there is a budding community, the use and development of Activity Theory in information studies remains underdeveloped and fragmented.

This community building workshop provides an opportunity to:

(1) Introduce information scholars to the basic conceptual premises of Activity Theory focusing on the use, development and contribution of Activity Theory.
(2) Provide a forum to extend the development of Activity Theory.
(3) It will also provide a networking opportunity for scholars already utilizing Activity Theory and an opportunity to discuss the contributions iSchool scholars can make to the wider Activity Theory community. 

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