Centre for Cultural Psychology


Annual Transdisciplinary Winter School “Culture, Psychology & Qualitative Research”

Annual Transdisciplinary Winter School “Culture, Psychology & Qualitative Research”

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The annual transdisciplinary Winter school “Culture, Psychology & Qualitative Research” has emerged out of a joint collaboration between:

  • Centre for Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University (Carolin Demuth)
  • Sigmund Freud University Berlin (Meike Watzlawik)
  • Sigmund Freud University Vienna (Dominik Mihalits)
  • Instiute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin (Thomas Stodulka).

Located in the field of Cultural Psychology and Psychological Anthropology, it is open to participants from the neighbouring disciplines. The Winter School rotates between the collaborating universities:

2021: Aalborg University/Sigmund Freud University Berlin (online), 11-12 February, 2021: Topic: “Qualitative Research Beyond the Interview”

2022: Free University Berlin: Topic 2022:Collaborative Ethnographies: Researching Affect and Emotion

2023: Sigmund Freud University Vienna

Innovations in Psychology Lectures

Cyprus conflict

Photo:"2009_1001_04_Nicosia" by peatc

Coordinator: Brady Wagoner

This year’s lectures are being re-scheduled for August 23-24, 2021, due to the coronavirus. The theme is ‘Human Development in Social Context’. Charis Psaltis will give the keynote address on ‘Genetic Social Psychology: A Once and Future Discipline,’ integrating micro-, onto- and socio-genesis using the Cyprus conflict as a case study. 

Friday symposia

People enjoying at a festival

Image from rawpixel.com / Markus Spiske

In keeping with the ancient Greek idea of a symposia, we will once a month read and discuss a classical or neo-classical text of relevance to the research areas in our department.

The texts should be broad enough in scope to invoke the interests of more than one research group or discipline, hence the symposia will be interdisciplinary in character.

If you would like to discuss a text, please send your suggestion to Bo Allesøe, boallesoe@hum.aau.dk. The texts will be made available on the website for download beforehand.   

The symposia will be held on Friday 14.30 - 16.30 in Nordkraft room 11.15.



The K-seminars (abbreviation from "kitchen seminars") are an international think-tank in cultural psychology that was established by Jaan Valsiner in 1997 as a space for free constructive discussions of unfinished research projects and first ideas for new research efforts.

Its first location was the kitchen in the Psychology Department of Clark University (hence the name "kitchen"). It has become a Worldwide network of scholars who participate weekly in substantive discussions of relevant research ideas, by being present in the seminar directly or via videoconference, or by e-mail. From 2013 until summer 2019, the kitchen seminars took place at Aalborg University. Since summer 2019, the kitchen seminars have been relocated to Salerno University (organizers: Pina Marsico, gmarsico@unisa.it and Luca Tateo lucatateo@gmail.com) where it meets every Wednesday at 15:00 CET.

Anybody interested in joining this network can request to be included in the K-list to receive the materials under discussion, by e-mailing Pina (gmarsico@unisa.it) or Luca (lucatateo@gmail). Every Saturday, Emily Abbey from Ramapo College, USA,  is responsible to collect and distribute the paper in discussion (mimuspolyglottus@gmail.com). If you would like to present at a Kitchen seminar, email Luca or Pina to schedule your seminar.


To connect remotely just follow this link. You will be redirected to a virtual meeting room. You just need a webcam and a microphone on your PC. When landing on the meeting page, you will be required to ask to join the meeting room. So, just click on the green bar and wait for us to open the door!

More details can be found at this page.