On this page you will find an updated symposium program and below the session schedule.
Note! The program may change, so it is good to follow the updated program on this page.
Latest update made on: June 9th.
Thursday, June 9  



Venue registration desk opens




Keynote: Petri Ylikoski


Keynote: Felicity Callard


Q & A with keynotes




Panel sessions

  1. Collaboration and competition in techno-economies
  2. Societal impact of research – a rethink needed I


10-minute break


Panel sessions

  1. Collaboration as an achievement, micro-ethnographic perspectives on collaboration I 
  2. Societal impact of research – a rethink needed II


20-minute break with coffee and snacks


Panel sessions

  1. Collaboration as an achievement, micro-ethnographic perspectives on collaboration II
  2. Collaborations between social science and arts


15-minute break and transition to Unioninkatu 33


University reception at the Unioninkatu Banqueting Rooms (Unioninkatu 33) next to our venue Metsätalo

  • We are welcomed by dean Johanna Nurmi (faculty of law).
  • Wine and light dinner (vegan salad) served.
19:45 The program ends on this day
Friday, June 10       


The presenting of FSSTS master’s thesis award


Keynote: Antti Silvast


Q & A with keynote


10-minute break with coffee and snacks


Panel sessions

  1. Maintenance, creativity, and affective involvement in collaborative infrastructures
  2. Aspects of collaboration I: Facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration


Lunch break

(Lunch is at own cost – see ‘practical information’ for lunch places nearby)


Keynote: Salla Sariola


Q & A with keynote


Panel sessions

  1. Aspects of collaboration II Insights on problems and processes of collaboration
  2. Aspects of collaboration III: Society, industry, and normative power


20-minute break with coffee and snacks


Panel sessions

  1. Towards the recognition and enhancement of inter- and transdisciplinary academic identities


The program ends

Session schedule: Day 1, Thursday June 9

Chair: Ilpo Helén


Ida Parkkinen, University of Eastern Finland

Stakeholder innovation: Collaboration and competition in a multi-stakeholder system


Olena Liakh, Università di Macerata

Developing digital competencies to support sustainability initiatives


Hanna Lehtimäki, University of Eastern Finland

Ecosystem as a narrative of value creation: Three cases


Ilpo Helén, University of Eastern Finland

A techno-economy of attraction and collaboration: Remarks on assetization of health data

Chair: Reetta Muhonen


Tommi Kärkkäinen, Tampere University

Civil servants learning in co-production of knowledge with researchers

Anja Onali, University of Helsinki

Ideals and expectations for policy relevant development research


Susanna Vase, University of Helsinki

The changing conditions of research funding amidst calls for impact

Theme 1: Workplace/Fieldwork Collaboration Practices & Methods

Chair: Sanna Tiilikainen


Kristjan Peik, University of Helsinki

Practical methods of achieving and avoiding collaboration in intern-worker relationship


Antero Hirvensalo, University of Turku & Ilkka Arminen, University of Helsinki

Social organising of cross-sector groups

Aurora Guxholli. University of Helsinki

Using therapeutic relation as evidence ground for therapeutic work


Theme 2: Knowledge Co-creation (micro/auto-ethnography)

Chair: Ilkka Arminen


Silvia Bruzzone, Mälardalen University

Doing cross-disciplinary research as affective engagement. An apprenticeship in urban hydrology


Tobias Drewlani, Technical University of Berlin

Assembling epistemic spaces 

Chair: Reetta Muhonen


Magnus Gulbrandsen & Silje Tellmann, University of Oslo

Productive interactions without impact? A case study of research targeting oral health among elderly


Vera Raivola, University of Eastern Finland

Just not the right kind of impact


Reetta Muhonen, University of Turku

Challenges of reporting impacts in the social sciences and humanities

(Theme 2 continued: Knowledge Co-creation (micro/auto-ethnography))


Mariana Galvao Lyra & Kirsimarja Blomqvist, Lappeenranta University of Technology

The emergence of multidisciplinary knowledge co-creation at university energy research


Theme 3: Cross-sector/methods collaboration

Chair: Aurora Guxholli


Ilkka Arminen, University of Helsinki

Tennis court experiment


Sanna Tiilikainen, Aalto University & Ilkka Arminen, University of Helsinki

'Save-ings': refraining collaborative situations in distributed teamwork


Olli Kaukonen Lindholm, University of Helsinki

Engaging with collaborative and indigenous methodologies during ethnographic fieldwork

Chair: Heta Tarkkala, Annerose Böhrer & Marie-Kristin Döbler


Hanne Hirvonen and Sofia Söderholm, University of Helsinki

Lexcomics - Exploring Comics as Research Method and Information Design


Juulia Kela and H-P Lehkonen, University of Helsinki

Cooperation between social scientists of criminality and graphic novelists - CrimScapes and the 'ethnographic novel'


Riina Hannula, University of Helsinki

Art-based multispecies method within STS


Teppo Vesikukka, University of Helsinki 

Visualisation as a form of sharing and creating knowledge


Annerose Böhrer & Marie-Kristin Döbler, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlange-Nürnberg

On Stage - reflections on a theatre cooperation

Session schedule: Day 2, Friday June 10

Chair: Helene Sorgner & Daria Jadreškić


Maria Bårdsen Hesjedal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Socializing scientists into interdisciplinarity by place-making in a multi-sited research center


Juho Pääkkönen, University of Helsinki and Aalto University

The long now of database infrastructure work in computational social science

Helene Sorgner, University of Klagenfurt

Recognition of and through work on collaborative infrastructures:
The case of doctoral students at CERN


Daria Jadreškić, University of Klagenfurt

Evaluating a detector: Technical review in a High-Energy Physics collaboration

Lukas Mairhofer, University of Vienna

Dying experiments. A case study.

Chair: Outi Koskinen


Kelsey LaMere, Annukka Lehikoinen, Arho Toikka, Jussi T. Eronen, & Sakari Kuikka, University of Helsinki

Sensing the Foundations - Reflexive perspective elicitation as the first step in facilitating interdisciplinary knowledge co-production


Rachel Fishberg, Roskilde University

Navigating Social Science Collaborations: Exploring navigational work in multidisciplinary EU-funded collaborative research


Noemi Novello, Concetta Russo & Alessandra Decataldo, Università di Milano-Bicocca

Reconnecting medical neonatal practices with preterm parents’ experiences and challenges: a participatory intervention social research


Miles MacLeod, University of Twente & Michiru Nagatsu, University of Helsinki

Rethinking social robustness: participatory modeling and values in sustainability science

Chair: Jaakko Taipale


Carina Weinmann, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf & Malte Hückstädt, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies & Florian Meißner, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences Cologne & and Gerhard Vowe, Center for Advanced Internet Studies, Bochum (remote participation)

The Prevalence of Problems in Research Collaboration: Insights From a Representative Survey in Germany.


Roosmarijn van Woerden, Utrecht University

A Comprehensive Framework for Analysing Collaboration Applied to Multidisciplinary Student Teams Doing Interdisciplinary Research


Michiru Nagatsu, University of Helsinki & Mikko Salmela, University of Helsinki and University of Copenhagen

Research collaboration as cognitive and affective niche construction


Ville Erkkilä, University of Helsinki

Accuracy and/or truthfulness. On different ways of using and interpreting the past in legal science and in historiography. 

Chair: Terhi Esko


Frederick Ahen, University of Eastern Finland

Biopower and biopolitics: Relativising ethical foundations of collaborative global health decision-making in a pandemicised capitalist order 


Dunya Habung, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Remote participation)

The Co-production of Socio-technical Imaginaries and Law: A Case Study of the India-based Neutrino Observatory


Terhi Esko, University of Helsinki

Imaginaries of better administration: renegotiating the relationship between citizens and digital public power


Annina Lattu, Tampere University

Open science practices in university-industry research collaboration in Finland – on the level of passion not yet practice



Bokyong Shin, Nina Kahma, and Mikko Rask, University of Helsinki

Introducing big data-based methods in the analysis of industry-academia collaboration

Chair: Mikko Salmela


Mikko Salmela, University of Helsinki & University of Copenhagen (presenting author), Bianca Vienni Baptista, ETH Zürich, Kirsi Cheas, University of Vaasa & New York University

Introduction: The Problem of Recognition of Inter-and Transdisciplinary Academic Identities


Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, George Washington University (presenting author) & L. Michelle Bennett, LCC & Yianna Vovides, Georgetown University & Deborah DiazGranados, Virginia Commonwealth University & Alfred Vitale, University of Rochester & Julie Thompson Klein, Wayne State University & ETH Zurich

Social Identity through Team Science Expertise and Multimodal Observation


Elisa Kurtti, Tampere University (Remote participation)

Making sense of cross-disciplinarity in university leaders’ talk


Merel van Goch, Utrecht University (Remote participation)

Scholarly learning of teacher-scholars in interdisciplinary education


Kirsi Cheas, University of Vaasa & New York University (Remote participation)

Integrating investigative identities across the journalistic media and academia: Towards the recognition of academic identities of inter- and transdisciplinary investigative journalists