9th National Conference in Cultural Studies and 6th National Conference in Cultural Policy Studies
TAMPERE DECEMBER 13th and 14th 2019
It is said that we live amidst constant and profound changes. Migration challenges the received national conceptions and practices; digitalization changes the foundations of everyday life; the working life is transforming; traditional communities fall apart and new communities are born; technological advancement and the climate change affect the conditions of living; culture is the scene for the focal disputes of our time; etc.
As the changes are said to be rapid, it is worthwhile to take a step aside and look closer what is genuinely new in these changes, what is old in new forms and what is continuation of the old.
The joint conference diagnoses the change from various perspectives. Possible topics for sessions and individual papers are:
- Who has the power to define what changes and the directions of change?
- How are old forms of thought, institutions and practices changing?
- What in the ”now” is a part of long term developments, and what can be seen as genuinely ”new”?
- What kinds of stories of change there are?
- What are the functions of various discourses of change?
- To what extent the change is real and to what extent it is rhetorics?
- How can critical research sketch the actual changes and their dynamics?
- What is the role of research and researchers in the changes?
Also such sessions and papers are welcome that discuss change from other perspectives than those mentioned above.
Each session consists of 3–4 papers. The papers may but need not to be included in the session proposal.
Paper proposals may but need not to be pointed to a certain session in the programme. Papers that are not pointed to a certain session by the author will be placed in a suitable session by the organising committee.
Sessions already accepted in the conference programme can be found here: https://events.tuni.fi/kultutkupotu2019-en/programme/.
The session proposals should be 250–300 words by length. See https://www.lyyti.in/KultutKupotu2019_CfS (click “In English” in the upper left corner).
The paper proposals should be 250–300 words by length. See https://www.lyyti.in/KultutKupotu2019_CfP (click “In English” in the upper left corner).
First set of accepted sessions will be published in early May at events.tuni.fi/kultutkupotu2019, followed by the second call for sessions and papers.
First Call for Sessions and Papers in February
Second Call for Sessions and Papers in May (including information about already accepted sessions)
Third Call for Sessions and Papers in August (including information about already accepted sessions)
The final deadline for Session and Paper proposals is September 30th 2019
Inquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org