Dear Colleagues and Friends,
we kindly invite you to the next Helsinki University Humanities Programme Environmental Humanities Forum
October 1, 2019 (Tuesday), at 14.15- 15.45
“Marine humanities” and social sciences in Turku: The challenge of cross-disciplinary research
Porthania, P723 (Yliopistonkatu 3) 7. krs.
Please kindly see Abstract and short Bio of Speaker below.
Looking forward to meeting/seeing you soon!
With kind wishes, Viktor Pál and Mikko Saikku
The two universities located in the city of Turku (Åbo) have chosen sea and maritime studies as one of their strategic research profiling areas. A prominent network of humanists and social scientists is working under this joint profiling area. In my talk I will tell about about the transdisciplinary research conducted under the profiling area in general, and the work of the network of humanists and social scientists which we call Aallonharjalle - The Marine Research Laboratory for Humanities and Social Sciences in particular. The network has several research projects going on, and my presentation will also introduce some of them. I will talk about the (methodological) challenges of cross-disciplinary work in the context of environmental studies, referring to my experience in working with natural scientists under the joint thematic area the sea.
Nina Tynkkynen is associate professor in governance at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Her research interests include environmental policy, politics and governance related to the marine environment in general, and the Baltic Sea area in particular. She is particularly keen on developing multi- and cross-disciplinary methodologies of environmental research. Her current research focuses on multilevel governance settings, the politics of knowledge and the construction of environmental problems and the related policies. She currently leads two research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, SeaHer (2018-2022) and Package-Heroes (packageheroes.fi, 2018-2021(23)), and a research project funded by Tiina & Antti Herlin Foundation (2018-2019). In addition, she is a partner in several other research projects related to sea-human relations, climate change and cities (MaFoCi), and Russia's green and blue economy (NORRUS).