Centre for Cultural Psychology

Kitchen Seminars



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.


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