Event organized in collaboration with the Academy of Finland postdoctoral project Memory Unchained (SA 308661)
Oral history refers to a research field that focuses on memory as a subjective, communicative, and social faculty with a radical emancipatory potential. Moreover, oral history refers to practices of generating historical information by means of interviewing and to interpretations of history based on this information. As a field, oral history research has already reached the status of an established multidisciplinary enterprise. Considering the radical and critical roots of oral history, however, critical interrogations of its premises – such as its strong emphasis on verbal and textual dimensions of memory and its position vis-à-vis various other related disciplines (e.g. memory studies, queer history) – remain scarce. This seminar will focus on new perspectives in and on oral history and memory from various methodological and disciplinary perspectives.
Registration for this event is now closed.
More information on the seminar’s schedule and speakers here.
Event organised in collaboration with Centre for Artistic Research and the History forum (University of Arts), Helsinki
How are we, as researchers, touched by people from the past, and how could we, in turn, touch our audiences? How to transform a monument into a human being, Jean into Janne? And what if someone from the past sent us a letter, what would we reply?
Come to discuss these questions at a salon of artists and researcher at the Theatre Academy on Wednesday, November 13 at 15:00–19:00.
For more information about the programme see the CfAR wepage here
5 November 2019, 13–15, Hovi V105(Artium, Sirkkala Campus, Kaivokatu 12)
In her talk ‘Queering the Trenches: The Homoerotic Accents in François Ozon’s Frantz (2016)’, Dr Helena Duffy argues that, by queering death in the treches, French filmmaker Ozon explores both the association between queerness and the negation of reproductive futurism, and the linked conception of the queer as the site of society’s death drive.
This workshop will explore the political dimensions of narrative practices and forms of memory. It examines how memory cultures and cultural narratives shape the way in which people see the political world and the possibility of political change. The speakers of the workshop are Molly Andrews and Eneken Laanes who are currently visiting scholars at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
For the workshop schedule and other information, see here.
Playing videogames has always been tied to controversial speculations and assumptions about its negative impact, from the promotion of violence to fostering aggressive behaviour, particularly among youth. But is there an enjoyable and healthy way of playing games? In what way can video or board games be a useful learning tool, promoting non-violence and various other skills like problem solving, multiperspectivity in history education, team work, coordination and negotiating in international affairs?
Find an answer by joining us to disscuss and explore educational potentials of (video)games and to learn-by-playing together with experts!
After the summer break we are back with a full autumn programme and some news!
First of all, we have a new coordinator, Marta Laura Cenedese, who is taking up from Nena Močnik.
Secondly, SELMA is partner of the new Nordic Summer University research network ‘Narrative and Violence’ (2020–2022), coordinated by Marta Laura Cenedese and Helena Duffy (more information here: http://nordic.university/study-circles/4-narrative-violence/) The call for papers for the first symposium will be sent out in mid-September.
”The Hermeneutics of Violence” is part of a larger project entitled Interpreting Violence: Narrative, Ethics and Hermeneutics, funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The second workshop, to be held at Turku University August 27-29 2019, will focus on the hermeneutics of violence, implying both the violent annulment of personhood sometimes inherent in interpretive acts themselves and the processes of interpreting narratives representing violence. Read more…
In this joint seminar organised by SELMA (Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory) and LaWe (Centre for the Study of Language and Wellbeing), we explore various ways of understanding the potential of literature to promote wellbeing. We are interested in wellbeing in a broad, cultural sense and will discuss its links to ethical issues such as issues of ethical agency and ways of engaging with otherness.
Opening (Milla Luodonpää-Manni ja Hanna Meretoja)
Colin Davis: Does literature make us better people?
Lydia Kokkola: “Doing It For Themselves”: Culture For, About & By Arctic Youth Discussion
Elina Valovirta: Uses of Romance: Monogamy, Masturbation and the Act of Reading
Hanna Meretoja, Päivi Kosonen & Eevastiina Kinnunen: Narrative Agency, Metanarrativity and Reading Groups
Roundtable discussion (Chair Hanna Meretoja): Literature and Wellbeing (Kaiju Harinen, Joel Kuortti, Anu Laukkanen)