About the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research
The CoE studies the history of Finland from the late middle ages (1400) to present day (2000) or more precisely: what is the history of Finland. For us it is a history of an imagined nation, a critical approach to long a process, formations, interactions, structures, communities and identities, which later become known as the history of Finland. The history of society aims to write the structural history of power, everyday life and perceptions. From a historiographic point of view the major result will be a new reconstruction of the factors which created "Finland". The Centre of Excellence brings together three departments in the field of long-term history at the universities of Tampere, Jyväskylä and Åbo Akademi (Turku).
Shocks and Reconstructions: Histories of Long-Term Inequalities
The fifth meeting in the international seminar series Finland in Comparison, organised by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research, will explore and discuss national histories in comparative perspective.
Professor Jane Humphries, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Peter H. Lindert, University of California, Davis, US
Professor Nils Erik Villstrand, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Professor Petri Karonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Call for Papers
The special theme of the 2016 conference is the role of long-term inequalities in societal development: what kind of inequalities and distinctions have been important in history, how they have been produced and/or overcome. The range of topics may vary from medieval to current phenomena and from material to social or spiritual spheres of life. We welcome papers focusing on the history of Finland, or any society, and especially comparative approaches, in time or in space.
Researchers interested in proposing an individual paper or a session are invited to send a short abstract (max 250 words) in English by July 31, 2016 to the following email address: johanna.annola[at]uta.fi. The accepted / rejected speakers will be notified in August.
While no travel grants are available, the organisers will provide meals and accommodation in Tampere for accepted speakers. There is no registration fee.
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