The concept of HEPP conferences is to meet irregularly for conferences that have ranged from all on-site to online and hybrid.
We await your contribution to making a wonderful conference again in December!
Abstract submission now open - DEADLINE: MAY 9

The conference's Call for Papers website

Abstracts submitted via this form

Panel proposals submissions through this form



After the success of our first HEPP conference on "Emotions, Populism, and Polarised Politics, Media, and Culture" in August 2019, we decided to continue with conferences in May 2021 and June 2022 - and December 2023. The aim of this series of conferences is to bring together a variety of international researchers at all career stages dealing with a broad range of topics that employ a post-structuralist and/or post-foundational approach to critical inquiry. The conferences seek to address different issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, especially those exploring the intersection of different positionalities and challenging bounded national contexts.

This series of conferences are organised by the Helsinki Hub on Emotions, Populism and Polarisation, which is composed of several projects led by Emilia Palonen and Juha Herkman at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.