Courses and events

Upcoming courses and events for the students of the Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts and Society.

Course Catalogue

The course catalogue for the doctoral programme is available in WebOodi.

Other courses

General competence skill courses organized by the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences.

The working seminar

The Doctoral Programme organizes a working seminar for doctoral students twice a year. The next working seminar of the Doctoral Programme will be held on 6 May 2019 (detailed info below).

FTY Journal and Working Seminar

Spring 2019
Metsätalo 5th floor, sali 25 and sali 28

10:15 Opening of the seminar (Sali 25)

10:30 – 12:30 Sessions 1A and 1B

1A                    (Sali 25)

1B                     (Sali 28)

Tuukka Brunila:

De-politicization through economization: Carl Schmitt’s critique of liberalism as de-politicization

Marjo Suominen:

Handel´s Giulio Cesare as a Creative Process from Manuscript to Performances

Ninni N-H Suni:

Epistemic Responsibility and Attributionism

Panu Heimonen:

Concerto form, analysis, and conversation: From performance practice to cultural knowledge

Joonas Martikainen:

Political Poverty: A Phenomenological Perspective on Political Passivity

Aleksi Haukka:

Songs of the Spanish War of Independence (1808-1814)

12:30 Lunch (UniCafe)

13:30 – 15:00 Sessions 2A and 2B

2A                (Sali 25)

2B                  (Sali 28)

Sanna Mattila:

Reply to Daniele Sgaravatti on E.J. Lowe’s Argument for Knowledge of Essences

Maïmouna Jagne-Soreau:

“I don’t write about me, I write about you”: Four major motifs in the Nordic postmigration literary trend

Ilpo O. Hirvonen:

Noema as Wide Content: Husserl’s Account of Intentionality and Externalism

Esko Suoranta:

Schizoid Nondroids and Fictions of Surveillance Capitalism

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 Sessions 3A and 3B

3A               (Sali 25)

3B                (Sali 28)

Ilmari Hirvonen:

How Not to Criticise Scientism

Lauri Niskanen:

The Polyphonic Translation Model of the Swedish and Finnish Translations and Retranslations of James Joyce

Maria Hämeen-Anttila:

Between Content and Form: Remarks on Gödel's early works on constructive foundations

Reeta Holopainen:

Kaipuu menneeseen ja maan äärelle. Pastoraalin piirteistä ja merkityksistä Eila Kivikk’ahon Sinikalliossa ja Viuhkalaulussa

17: 00 Closing discussion (Sali 25) and drinks reception


The European Ph.D. Network in Philosophy

The European Ph.D. Network in Philosophy is a joint scholarly program aimed at promoting the scientific quality and the internationalization of doctoral education, as well as providing doctoral students enhanced career possibilities. The participants of this network are the University of Bergen, Bielefeld University, the University of Bologna, the University of Bucharest, the University of Helsinki and Uppsala University. The main activity of the Net consists of the working seminars, which take place twice a year, each time in one of the universities belonging to the Net. The maximum number of students to be admitted to the Net is 15 and is equally distributed among the partner institutions. In order to be eligible for the Net, the applicants must already have been accepted as a doctoral student to one of the participating universities. Each participating university chooses one to two students for the duration of a three-year cycle. The Director of the Net is Professor Gabriel Sandu from the University of Helsinki. Contact person for inquiries: Constantin C. Brîncuş (

Other activities

The Doctoral Programme organises an annual writing retreat for doctoral candidates. The writing retreat offers a chance for the doctoral candidates to concentrate on writing their own dissertation. More information will be available here and on programme's email list closer to the date of the next writing retreat.