The fourth meeting in the international seminar series Finland in Comparison organized by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research will explore and discuss national histories in comparative perspective. The special theme of the 2015 conference is the role of the state in history and the (important) role of the state in explaining the past in different contexts. We also welcome contributions that look at national histories from other points of view.
As with the past seminars, the Re-thinking Power and the State seminar welcomes papers ranging from theoretical reflections and historiographical discussions to case studies. In particular, we invite contributions that discuss challenges of methodological nationalism, and that use frameworks informed by transnational history and global history.
Presentations are not restricted to the history of Finland.
University of Tampere, Finland.
Call for Papers
Researchers interested in presenting a paper at the seminar are asked to send a short abstract of no more than 300 words in English by May 31, 2015 to the following email addresses:
pertti.haapala[at]uta.fi (director of the CoE)
johanna.annola[at]uta.fi (coordinator of the CoE).
Participants will receive notifications of acceptance by June 15, 2015.
There is no registration fee.
For additional information, please contact johanna.annola[at]uta.fi.
Finland in Comparison I, October 29–30, 2012, University of Tampere.
Finland in Comparison II, October 7-8, 2013, University of Tampere.
Finland in Comparison III, October 27-28, 2014, University of Tampere.
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