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Guest lecturer: Prof. Jaan Valsiner (Centre of Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University)
November 21–22, 2019
Tallinn University, Astra building, room: A-447

This intensive seminar invites Ph.D. and M.A. students in various fields of cultural research to discuss together with Prof. Jaan Valsiner (Aalborg University), one of the most original and influential cultural psychologists of our time, the current issues of culture, innovation and creativity. The seminar has the goal of looking at processes of innovation within human societies through the angle of one of the traditions of cultural psychology—Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Dynamics, developed by Jaan Valsiner over three decades (Valsiner, 1998, 2007, 2014, 2019). The seminar will concentrate on the ways in which everyday innovations in ordinary living in urban environments indicate both macro-social and micro-psychological potential transformations of meaning structures that become central for history in any society. The seminar includes a one-night fieldwork in the urban macro-environment of the city and discussion of the potentials of the method of flash ethnography for all participating disciplines.

More information and readings:

All texts (pdfs) will be provided after registration.

Requirements for participation:

Registration deadline: 15.11. 2019 (maximum 25 graduate students).

You will be notified of your participation by November 18, 2019.

Students are expected to do preparatory reading in order to participate in the discussions.

Upon full participation in the seminar students will be awarded 2 ECTS points. The language of the seminar is English.

Participation in the course is free of charge; the accommodation and travel costs of the students of GSCSA will be reimbursed.

Please note that you are required to let organisers know if you have registered but are unable to participate!
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