Roundtable: The end of interdisciplinary negotiations? Placing Psychological Anthropology in context, GAA, 29 September – 2 October 2019, University of Konstanz

We are happy to announce that the ENPA member and co-founder of the GAA WG Psychological Anthropology, Anita von Poser, will chair the roundtable at the next biannual conference of The German Anthropological Association:
The end of interdisciplinary negotiations? Placing Psychological Anthropology in context

Psychological Anthropology has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary collaborations since the very beginning of its formation as a sub-strand of our discipline. Indeed, across variou academic times and spaces, anthropologists and scholars of related disciplines have discussed the ends as well as the continuations of such interdisciplinary collaborations. Our workshop will tackle the question of the “to and fro” within this interdisciplinary enterprise in light of recent theoretical, methodological and analytical innovations that have surfaced, in particular, in the last 10 to 15 years within German-speaking Psychological Anthropology.
We invite anthropologists, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pedagogues and global health scholars (to mention only a few) to our roundtable to discuss the limits and the opportunities of interdisciplinary negotiations. Also, scholars and practitioners are invited to explore the feasibility of Psychological Anthropology as a political community that challenges and changes current pathologizing practices of diagnosing and medicalizing ‘patients’ by linking interdisciplinary scholarship and its negotiations to the explicit commitment of influencing public perspectives on (mental) health and ‘illness’. Selected roundtable participants will present five input presentations (7 minutes).

CfP has been closed now and the programe will be announced shortly. However we are hoping to incite vibrant discussions following the presentations. More information regarding the conference can be found here: https://en.dgska.de/gaa-conference-2019/

City of Konstanz


Launch: Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP)

The Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP) has been officially launched. The association is not limited to people working in the field of psychology but also very open to neighbouring disciplines.

EQuiP are a society that aims to create bridges among qualitative researchers in psychology across Europe – bridges between researchers from different European countries but also bridges between different research traditions of qualitative inquiry in psychology. In doing this, they also want to contribute to (re-)think about psychology as a discipline. Their specific aims are to:

  • Provide researchers from different geographical parts of Europe opportunities to increase their visibility
  • Serve as a ‘hub’ that fosters dialogue among researchers engaged in qualitative research
  • Represent clearly the multiplicity of qualitative research approaches (or/and ‘schools’) and providing a platform for constructive exchange between colleagues working in different qualitative research traditions
  • Promote qualitative research practices from plural institutional and sociocultural backgrounds (beyond but not excluding Anglo-Saxon organisations)
  • Advance innovation in qualitative methodologies in psychology and enhance the understanding of how qualitative research can contribute specifically to psychology
  • Create dialogue with other disciplines and interdisciplinary areas
  • Overcome possible linguistic barriers and enable scholarly exchange across linguistic communities in Europe (and beyond)

For more information visit the website: https://www.equipsy.org/