Courses and events

Information about Courses and events organized by the doctoral programme will be updated here.

For further information on events and other timely matters, see the programme's own blog.

Social Research Seminar Series

Social Research Seminar Series is a seminar series of the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences. Social Research Seminar Series is a set of talks given by speakers representing the disciplines of the Doctoral Programme. The talks are open to everyone interested.

Academic year 2019-2020

5th of September

Guest lecturer: Alexandra Stupar

Title: "The challenges of post-socialist transition: Shifting identities of Belgrade and Novi Sad"

Venue: TBC

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: jani.vuolteenaho@helsinki.fi

27th November

Guest lecturer: Wolfgang Wagner

Title: "Groups in Contact: Interaction, Interobjectivity, Extremism and the Breakdown of Communication"

Venue: U35, room 114

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: anna-maija.pirttila-backman@helsinki.fi

29th of November

Guest lecturer: Matt Tomlinson

Title: "God Is Samoan: Culture and Contextual Theology in Oceania"

Venue: U35 room 114

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: sarah.green@helsinki.fi

13th of December

Guest lecturer: Pauline von Hellerman

Title: "Red Gold: A Global Environmental Anthropology of Palm Oil"

Venue: U35 room 114

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: sarah.green@helsinki.fi

4th of March

Guest lecturer: Professor Dina Birman ja Prof. Em. Edison J. Trickett

Title: "Ecology of acculturation in the local and global context"

Venue: Soc&Kom, room 234

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: inga.jasinskaja@helsinki.fi

13th of March - EVENT CANCELLED - new timing TBD

Guest lecturer: Professor Antoinette Jackson

Title: "Intangible Cultural Heritage and Living Communities – Curating ethnographic resources and engaging people"

Venue: U35 room 114

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: sarah.green@helsinki.fi

24th of April

Guest lecturer: Heath Cabot

Title: "The Magic of Bureaucracy in Athens Social Solidarity Clinics and Pharmacies"

Venue: U35 room 114

Time: 2-4 pm

Contact: sarah.green@helsinki.fi

Academic year 2018-2019

8th February
Guest lecturer: Bill Maurer
Title: “The Racial Capitalism of Blockchain: Alternative Markets for Human-Computer Flourishing or Computational Slavery?”
Venue: U35, room 114
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Contact: sarah.green@helsinki.fi

22nd March
Guest lecturer: Danilyn Rutherford
Title: “The Sovereignty of Vulnerability”
Venue: U35, room 114
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Contact: sarah.green@helsinki.fi

16th April
Guest lecturer: Jolanda Jetten
Title: “Unlocking the social cure: How group memberships are key to health and well-being”
Venue: Soc&Kom, room 210 (Please note the different day and venue!)
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Contact: inga.jasinskaja@helsinki.fi

26th April
Guest lecturer: James Liu
Title: “Generational and Intergenerational Collective Remembering: Evidence for Global Narratives, Region-Culture Influences, and National Political Cultures across 42 Societies"
Venue: U35, room 114
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Contact: anna-maija.pirttila-backman@helsinki.fi

17th May
Guest lecturer: Tania Bosqui
Title: “Ethnic density and risk of mental ill health - The case of religious sectarianism in Northern Ireland”
Venue: Soc&Kom, room 234
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Contact: anne.kouvonen@helsinki.fi

China workshop

The visibility and the invisibility of authority in China: on contemporary dynamics of secrecy, power and heritage.

1st of April

Guest speakers:

  • Harriet Evans, University of Westminster
  • Stephan Feuchtwang, London School of Economics
  • Sam Geall, University of Sussex
  • Anni Kajanus, University of Helsinki
  • Hans Steinmüller, London School of Economics

Venue: Unioninkatu 37, Conference Room 1055 (Faculty Meeting Room)

Time: 13.30 -17.00

Please use the following link to register: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/96680/lomake.html

 

Annual Conference

 

Persistence or Change? Inequalities, Conflicts and Power in Local and Global Perspectives

The 6th Annual Conference for the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change and the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Inequalities have existed through world history and have shifted over time. Today, both global and local communities are being confronted with a world of growing challenges and crises caused by growing inequalities. In order to solve such crises, it is vital to understand their root causes and analyse possible future outcomes. How does inequalities develop, what are major causes and what are key effects on both a micro and macro level, as well as on local and global societies?

The event will bring together PhD candidates, supervisors, and junior and senior-level researchers from different disciplines. The conference consists of plenary sessions, panels and workshops where doctoral candidates have the opportunity to present their papers and receive feedback from peers, colleagues, professors, and experts in their fields.

 

Time: 21-22 October 2019
Venue: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40

 

Keynotes by

Professor Judith Pallot (Geography, University of Oxford/University of Helsinki)

Professor John Jost (Psychology and Politics, University of New York)

Professor Risto Kunelius (Media and Communication Studies, University of Helsinki)

Additionally, there will be two panel discussions organized around the themes of inequality as well as post-doctoral career perspectives.

For more information, see the conference blog.

Forthcoming Courses

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