Upcoming Events

WINTER SEMESTER 2021

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday 14 September, 16–17 EET

SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar – Season 2: Indigenous Narratives of Healthcare

Bodil Hansen Blix (Professor, Department of Health and Care Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway): “Playfulness in Narrative Care with Indigenous Older Adults”

Monday 20 September, 14 EET

A Guest Lecture by Professor Rita Felski, the new Honorary Doctor of the Faculty of Humanities

“On Resonance”

This talk draws out affinities between the ideas of Hartmut Rosa and two novels: Stoner by John Williams and Theory by Dionne Brand. Both novels capture moments when words crackle, reverberate, come alive; they speak to the transformative aspects of intellectual life, while acknowledging the alienating aspects of academic institutions. The idea of resonance, Felski argues, can clarify the force of attachments to both literature and theory; it speaks to the phenomenology as well as sociology of our intellectual commitments.

Rita Felski is John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and former editor of New Literary History. Her books include The Gender of Modernity (1995), Uses of Literature (2008), The Limits of Critique (2015) and Hooked: Art and Attachment (2020). She is currently writing a book on literary studies and the contemporary Frankfurt School.

Organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://utu.zoom.us/j/67644354625

Meeting ID: 676 4435 4625

OCTOBER

Monday 4 October, 3-4 pm
Cultural memory and social change webinar

TEACHERS’ READING MEMORIES AS A BASIS FOR PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATIONS – TWO PERSPECTIVES (IKI-TARU-PROJECT) 
Juli-Anna Aerila, 
Senior Lecturer, Didactics of Mother Tongue and Literature
Merja Kauppinen, 
Lecturer, Didactics of Mother Tongue and Literature

Link to Zoom meeting: https://utu.zoom.us/j/67644707870

Tuesday 5 October, 16–17 EET

SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar – Season 2: Indigenous Narratives of Healthcare

Wasiq Silan / I-An Gao 高怡安 (Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, University of Helsinki): “Decolonizing Care: Listening to the Voices of bnkis, Tayal Elders”

Wednesday 20 October, 11.30–16.30 EET

Symposium: “Culture and the Impending Ecocatastrophe: Narratives of Ecology and Sustainable Futures”

Registration (after registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom details)

Programme

NOVEMBER

Monday 1 November, 3–4 pm
Cultural memory and social change reading group

Assmann, J. (1995): Collective Memory and Cultural Identity. New German Critique 65, 125–133.
Chair: Hannu Salmi, Academy Professor, Cultural History and European and World History

Link to Zoom meeting: https://utu.zoom.us/j/66332065657

Tuesday 2 November, 16–17 EET

SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar – Season 2: Indigenous Narratives of Healthcare

Mounia El Kotni (EHESS): “Traditional Medical Knowledge at Risk: The Struggle of Indigenous Midwives and Doctors in Mexico”

TBC, 16–17 EET

SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar – Season 2: Indigenous Narratives of Healthcare

Emily Timms (University of Vienna): TBC

DECEMBER

Friday 10 December, University of Turku

Seili/Själö: An Island of Many Souls

Screening of Själö: Island of Souls (2020), dir. Lotta Petronella. Followed by a lecture performance by Lotta Petronella and a roundtable with invited guests

(More details coming soon)

Monday 13 December, 3-4 pm
Cultural memory and social change webinar

PASSION AND POLITICS IN THE FINNISH UNION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (SUOMEN TEINILIITTO), 1960S TO 1980S
Ville Soimetsä, University Teacher, Contemporary History
Liisa Lalu, Doctoral Student, Cultural History and European and World History

Link to Zoom meeting: https://utu.zoom.us/j/61664985785