Pre event workshops

Global change and future geographies in teaching

One day before the Annual meeting of the Finnish Geographers (October 24th, 2018), a special workshop for teachers is organized at Think Lounge (2nd floor) in Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki). The workshop will introduce contemporary perspectives to global change studies and geographical research (e.g. climate change, cultural and economic globalization, and citizen participation). The event is targeted especially to high school teachers, but also researchers, doctoral students and others are warmly welcome to participate. The event has room for max 50 people.

Singn up for the teacher event

More information: sirpa.tani (a)

Student workshops

One day before the Annual meeting of Finnish Geographers (October 24th, 2018), students and PhD candidates have an opportunity to participate in the Workshop Day. Attendees are given an opportunity to develop their scientific and communication skills in two 4-hour workshops. There are six topics to choose from:

  1. Graphical design of presentations (in Finnish)
  2. For better poster workshop (in English)
  3. Social media for researchers (in Finnish)
  4. Research societal impact (in Finnish)
  5. Scientific workshop I (in Finnish)
  6. Scientific workshop II - Reclaiming ‘authenticity’: The spaces and scales of national sincerity (In English)

The workshops are held at the Kumpula campus (Gustaf Hällströminkatu 2, Helsinki) by department staff, invited keynote speakers and external trainers. The schedule and more information will be announced later.

The Workshop Day has room for 50 people. Signing up for the day is done while registering for the Annual Meeting of Finnish Geographers. We ask that you also inform us of your order of preference for the workshops. The most popular workshops might not have room for everybody.

Bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students of the University of Helsinki can gain one credit from attending the Workshop Day.

Registering to the student workshop is available as an option when you register to the conference.

More information: konsta.happonen (a)

The workshops are in Finnish, except these two:

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How to make a good poster even better? How to make people stop at your poster? How to prepare for a poster session?

In this workshop we focus on improving our poster skills. Feel free to take your poster with you in any form convenient for you (e.g. electronically on your laptop, A0 print, A4 print…). Your poster can be at any stage – it can also be just an idea, which we can sculpt into a draft. Together we will go through how to make it even more efficient and effective. We will also practice together, how to give a short and sweet poster presentation for sparking fruitful scientific conversations. Be prepared to give a 1-minute poster presentation!

On the first part of the workshop, we have a short introduction and conversation on poster making, after which we will divide into groups and work on our poster issues together.

The workshop is in English, unless we all feel comfortable having it in Finnish.

Workshop leader: Doctoral candidate Julia Kemppinen (Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki)

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This workshop is held by Professor Rhys Jones from the University of Aberystwyth, who writes:

“In this workshop, I examine the way in which the notion of 'authenticity' has been employed - either implicitly or explicitly - with academic, political and public understandings of contemporary socio-spatial formations. I argue for the need for human geographers to engage with this notion in a way that is critical yet constructive. Drawing on the specific case study of nationalist discourse, I propose that the notion of 'sincerity' - which reflects a more context-specific and spatially-sensitive understanding of the 'authenticity' of the nation - provides some scope for developing conceptualisations of 'authenticity' that are less essentialised and more plural in character. I conclude by reflecting on the significance of such arguments for contemporary politics.”