AID - Past debates

For the current schedule, please see here.

Sessions in Spring 2017

Mon 8 May 2017, 16-18
Democratising knowledge production: extra-academic collaboration in academic research
Unioninkatu 40, room 6

Presented by
 Kirsimarja Blomqvist, Professor for Knowledge management, Lappeenranta University of Technology
 Sakari Kainulainen, Adjunct Professor, Diaconia University of Applied Science
 Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies, University of Helsinki.

Moderated by Inkeri Koskinen, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Philosophy & TINT, University of Helsinki

More information about the seminar here

Sessions in Autumn 2016

Mon 12 September 2016, 16-18
The Affective Turn: One or Many? Conceptual and Methodological Implications
Unioninkatu 37, lecture room

Presented by
 Lauri Nummenmaa (cognitive neuroscience, psychology; Aalto University),
 Susanna Paasonen (media studies; University of Turku) &
 Christian von Scheve (sociology; Freie Universität Berlin)

Moderated by Mikko Salmela (TINT, University of Helsinki)

More information & suggested readings (PDF)

Sessions in spring 2016

Mon 2 May, 14-16
Ethical machines: data mining and fairness
Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 6
Presented by Indrė Žliobaitė and Anna Ronkainen
Comments by Carlo Martini and Laura Sibinescu
More information about the seminar

Mon 22 February, 14-16
Skills of Economy: Artistic Research and Philosophy of Science
Metsätalo/Forestry House, U40 room 6
Georgios Papadopoulos
Jussi Koitela (Helsinki International Artistic Programme)
Comments by Inkeri Koskinen & Uskali Mäki
More information about the seminar

Sessions in autumn 2015

Mon 5 October, 16-18
Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, room 6
Economics, Psychology, and the Good Life
Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
J.D. Trout (Loyola University Chicago)

Mon 7 December, 16-18
Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, room 6
Machine learning, modelling the mind and the future of humanities and the social science
Timo Honkela (University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages)
Aapo Hyvärinen (University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science)

Sessions in spring 2015

Mon 9 February, 16-18
Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, room 5
"Epidemiology: an approach with multidisciplinary applicability."
Mervi Toivanen (economics, Bank of Finland)
Jaakko Kaprio (genetic epidemiology, U of Helsinki)
Alex Broadbent (philosophy of science, U of Johannesburg)

Jointly organised by TINT and Finnish Epidemiological Society.

Mon 9 March, 16-18
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Managing Interdisciplinarity: Centres, Departments, Universities"
Anna Mauranen (Vice Rector, U of Helsinki)
Jussi Pakkasvirta (Dept of Political and Economic Studies)
Markku Kivinen (Aleksanteri Institute)
Minna Franck (Collegium for Advanced Studies)
Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki (HENVI - Helsinki University Centre for Environment)

Mon 13 April, 16-18
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Human nature concepts and explaining human behavior"
Alexander Bird (University of Bristol)
Stephen Downes (University of Utah)

 

Sessions in autumn 2014

Mon 13 October, 16-18
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"On scenarios, counterfactuals and foreign policy planning"
Henri Vogt (Political Science, University of Turku)
Veera Mitzner (Political Science, University of Helsinki)
[View photos of the event]

TUESDAY (NOTE!) 11 November, 16-18
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Integrating ethics and economics in climate policy assessment"
John Broome (Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford)
John O'Neill (Political Economy, University of Manchester)
Matti Liski (Economics, Aalto University)
[View photos of the event]

Mon 8 December, 16-18
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Predictive ambitions and responses to predictive failure:
Economics, cosmology/particle physics, and meteorology/climatology"

Heikki Järvinen (Meteorology and Climatology, University of Helsinki)
Antti Ripatti (Economics, University of Helsinki)
Syksy Räsänen (Particle physics and Cosmology, University of Helsinki)
[View photos of the event]

 

Sessions in spring 2014

Mon 3 February, 14-16
Arppeanum, Snellmaninkatu 3, auditorium
"What is real and what is social in social construction?"
discussed by Dave Elder-Vass (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Loughbourough University) and Olli Pyyhtinen (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Turku).
[Watch the debate]

Mon 3 March, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Biology needs more than biologists: How do engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists fit into one tent?"
discussed by Merja Penttilä (Research professor, VTT Techical Research Centre of Finland), Sampsa Hautaniemi (Professor of systems biology, University of Helsinki), and Kai Lindstöm (Åbo Akademi, Professor of ecology and environmental sciences). Coordinated by Tarja Knuuttila and Miles Macleod.
[View photos of the event]

Mon 7 April, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Religion: Viewed from Theology, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science"
discussed by Ilkka Pyysiäinen (University lecturer in Study of Religions, University of Helsinki) and Simo Knuuttila (Professor of Theological Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki).
[View photos of the event]

Mon 5 May, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Das Adam Smith problem today: How to reconcile economics and moral philosophy"
discussed by Jack Russell Weinstein (Professor of Philosophy, University of North Dakota) and Ralf Erikkson (University lecturer in Economics, Åbo Akademi).

 

Sessions in autumn 2013:

Mon 14 October, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6

"Economics and ecology are almost alike, but do they neglect one another?"
discussed by Mikko Mönkkönen (Professor in Applied Ecology, University of Jyväskylä) and Olli Tahvonen (Professor of Forest Economics and Policy, University of Helsinki).
[Watch the debate]
[View photos of the event]

Mon 4 November, 14-16
Päärakennus/University of Helsinki Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor, room 5

"Development Studies as an Intrinsically Multidisciplinary Discipline"
discussed by Susanne Dahlgren (Anthropology - Lecturer of Development Studies, UH), Barry Gills (Political Science - Professor of Development Studies, UH), and Paola Minoia (Geography - Lecturer of Development Geography, UH).
[View photos of the event]

Mon 9 December, 14-16
Päärakennus/University of Helsinki Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor, room 5
"Think tanks, science, and politics"
discussed by Teppo Eskelinen (Director, Left Forum Finland http://www.vasemmistofoorumi.fi) and Kristina Pentti-von Walzel (Director, Think tank Libera http://libera.fi)
[Watch the debate]
[View photos of the event]

 

Sessions in spring 2013:

Mon 18 February, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forest House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"‘Social theory’ and ‘social ontology’: Two transdisciplinary fields in need of interfield contact between philosophy and social sciences?"
Discussed by Antti Gronow (Sociology, U of Helsinki) and Arto Laitinen (Philosophy, U of Jyväskylä).

Mon 18 March, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Climate and biodiversity: Contrasting cases of political engagement and transdisciplinarity."
Discussed by Eeva Furman (Professor, Director of Centre for Environmental Policy) and Pekka Kauppi (Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, U of Helsinki).
[Watch the debate]

Mon 15 April, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Reconciling Citizens' Entitlements and Sound Public Finance – the Nordic Case: Perspectives from Economics and Political Philosophy."
Discussed by Juhana Vartiainen (Director General, Government Institute for Economic Research) and Adrian Walsh (TINT Centre of Excellence and University of New England, Australia).
[Watch the debate]
[View photos of the event]

Mon 13 May, 14-16
Metsätalo/Forestry House, Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
"Defining Death: Medicine vs Humanities."
Discussed by Hannu Sariola (Professor in Developmental Biology) and Sami Pihlström (Director of the Collegium for Advanced Study).
[Watch the debate]

 

Sessions in autumn 2012:

Mon 15 October, 14-16
Unioninkatu 40, 2nd floor, room 6
“Debt and its images: Through the lenses of economics and political science.”
Discussed by Tuomas Malinen and Ville-Pekka Sorsa (University of Helsinki).

Mon 12 November, 14-16
Unioninkatu 35, lecture room
"Why does mainstream economics appear so self-contained and arrogant to so many?
A mere misunderstanding?"

Discussed by Heikki Patomäki (Political science, U of Helsinki) and Hannu Vartiainen (Economics, U of Helsinki).
[Watch the debate]

Mon 10 December, 14-16
Unioninkatu 35, lecture room
“Shared histories as an example of the black hole between disciplines, or how to approach
people’s experience of history.”

Discussed by Pertti Anttonen (Folkloristics, University of Helsinki) and Jorma Kalela (History, University of Turku).

 

Launch of AID - Agora for Interdisciplinary Debate

Monday 7 May 2012 U40, Room 6, Metsätalo, University of Helsinki

13.15 - 13.45 Uskali Mäki (UH, Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences)
“Interdisciplinarity, philosophy of science, and AID”
13.45 - 14.15 John O’Neill (University of Manchester)
“From Frankfurt to Vienna: Two models of interdisciplinary research"
14:15 - 14:45 Alan Kirman (Université Paul Cezanne, Marseille)
“Economics and entomology”
14.45 - 15.30 Janne Hukkinen (UH, Dept of Social Studies)
“Interdisciplinarity in environmental policy research”
15.30 - 15.45 Break
15.45 - 16.15 Markku Kivinen (UH, Aleksanteri Institute)
“Russian modernisation as an interdisciplinary challenge”
16.15 - 16.45 Jussi Pakkasvirta (UH, Dept of Political and Economic Studies)
“Interdisciplinarity and democratic learning culture”
16.45 - 18.00 Panel: Reflections on the past hours and on the coming months Tarja Knuuttila, Chiara Lombardini, Sami Pihlström, Kristina Rolin, Teivo Teivainen
18. 00 -> Wine and snacks – and more talking