CfP - Re-thinking Power and the State in History, 12–13 October 2015, Finland

Publish Date: May 06, 2015

Deadline: Jun 15, 2015

Event Dates: from Oct 12, 2015 12:00 to Oct 13, 2015 12:00

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.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Mann, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
Tuija Pulkkinen, University of Helsinki, 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] (director of the CoE)
johanna.annola[at] (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]

Past Seminars

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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