Argumentation theory and the theory of argument have (re-)emerged as important focal points of interdisciplinary research. Not just philosophers and logicians but also linguists, speech communication theorists, rhetoricians, and psychologists, among others, have written extensively about it. The reader should consult the Proceedings of the Second ISSA Conference on Argumentation (1991a, 1991b) and the Third ISSA Conference on Argumentation (1995a, 1995b, 1995c, 1995d). They consist of papers from scholars all over the world and from a great variety of disciplines—all in one fashion or another addressing issues having to do with argumentation. I give here a brief survey of recent activity in this area to indicate the scope of that interest within the Academy.