Tapahtumat elokuulle 2007

Lapin yliopistossa järjestetään 29.8-1.9.2007 kymmenes Taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen konferenssi. Kyseessä on monitieteinen kansainvälinen konferenssi, jonka aiheena on Locations of Emancipation, Emansipaation tilat ja paikat.

Konferenssissa tarkastellaan emansipaatiota eri tieteen- ja taiteenalojen näkökulmasta: toisaalta kysytään, miten eri tieteenalat lähestyvät ja problematisoivat emansipatorisia prosesseja, toisaalta pohditaan, miten tutkimus ja taide voivat itsessään olla emansipatorisia prosesseja. Konferenssi tarjoaa näin kohtaamispaikan ja keskustelufoorumin useiden humanistis-yhteiskuntatieteellisten ja taiteita tutkivien tieteenalojen sekä eri taiteenalojen edustajille.

Konferenssin järjestää Lapin yliopiston menetelmätieteiden laitos / kulttuurihistorian oppiaine ja Pohjan tahto -tutkimushanke. Konferenssin kielenä on englanti. Konferenssi on avoin ja maksuton, mutta siihen tulee ilmoittautua ennakkoon osoitteeseen

Lisätietoja konferenssista löytyy konferenssin verkkosivuilta osoitteesta

www.ulapland.fi/emancipation  

Tervetuloa!

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Locations of Emancipation

X Conference of Art and Cultural Studies

August 29 - September 1 2007

University of Lapland, Rovaniemi

PROGRAM

Wednesday 29.8.2007
17.00-19.00        Academic get-together
19.00-21.00        Art exhibition openings & dinner

Thursday 30.8.2007
9.15-9.45        Professors Marja Tuominen and Aini Linjakumpu (University
of Lapland):         Opening of the Conference.
9.45-10.30        Professor Päivi Naskali (University of Lapland):
Emancipation - a modern concept?
10.30-11.15        PhD Lars Elenius (Luleå University of Technology):
Ethnicity as a changing location for emancipation.
11.15-12.15        Lunch
12.15-13.00        Professor Colin Foster (University of Pécs): Land Art
through Sociology.
13.00-13.45        Professor Zsolt Szijarto(University of Pécs): Nagygorbo -
a Village.
13.45-14.15        Coffee
14.15-14.45        PhD student/researcher Mervi Autti, Voluntas Polaris
project (University of Lapland): Single Women and Emancipation.
14.45-15.15         PhD student/researcher Pälvi Rantala, Voluntas Polaris
project (University of Lapland): Diverging individual in maintaining
unity of a community.
15.15-15.45        Post-Doctoral Scholar Petri Koikkalainen, Voluntas
Polaris project (University of Lapland):         Strong leadership and
emancipation? The case of president Urho Kekkonen and Lapland.
15.45-16.00        Professor Kärt Summatavet (Estonian Academy of Arts):
Closure of the day.

19.00-        Art exhibition openings (Colin Foster)
         Evening program
       
Friday 31.8.2007
9.15-10.00        Professor Jyrki Siukonen (Academy of Fine Arts): Set me
free. Re-reading Laestadius and         Palsa.
10.00-10.45        Professor Kärt Summatavet (Estonian Academy of Arts):
Handicrafts as a way of         empowering women communities.
10.45-11.45        Lunch
11.45-12.30        Professor Päikki Priha (University of Art and Design):
Textiles and national identity.
12.30-13.00        PhD student/researcher, Lecturer in Art Education, Mirja
Hiltunen (University of Lapland):         Celebration of collaboration –
Community-based Art Education in the North.
13.00-13.30        Coffee
13.30-14.00        PhD student/researcher Riitta Kontio, Voluntas Polaris
project (University of Lapland): North-        Calotte writers and
emancipation.
14.00-14.45        Professor Anna-Riitta Lindgren (University of Tromso):
Language as emancipation.
14.45-15.00         Professor Jyrki Siukonen (Academy of Fine Arts): Closure
of the day.

16.00-        Art exhibition openings (Mirja Hiltunen and Kalle Lampela &
Eemil Karila).
19.00-        Conference dinner

Saturday 1.9.2007
9.15-10.15        Artists Kalle Lampela & Eemil Karila: Ideal is out there.
Political dimensions of ideal in artistic         process.
10.15-11.00        Docent Veli-Pekka Lehtola (University of Oulu): Ethnic
emancipation.
11.00-12.00        Film director Reis Çelik (Istanbul): Film art as a form
of emancipation.
12.00-12.15        Professor Colin Foster (University of Pécs): Closure of
the Conference.
12.15-13.00        Concluding brunch

13.00-22.00         Film festival

Conference homepage: 

http://www.ulapland.fi/emancipation

Contact:
Sandra Wallenius

016-341 3249

BYROKRATIA

Tutkijaliiton perinteinen, kaikille avoin kesäkoulu pidetään Sibelius-Akatemian kurssikeskuksessa Kallio-Kuninkalassa perjantaista 24.8. sunnuntaihin 26.8.

Teemana on "Byrokratia".
 
Ohjelmassa:

Markku Koivusalo: Byrokratia ja kilpailuyhteiskunnan visio. Pieni esitys byrokratian vastavoimasta ja vaikutuksesta
Mikko Jakonen: Weber ja Tarkovski byrokratiasta
Tiina Arppe: Byrokratia mytologiana
Tuomas Nevanlinna: Lacanin yliopistodiskurssi
Kirsti Määttänen: Indikaattoripolitiikka ja rappeutunut toiseus
Leena Koski: Kirjanpitovalta - kirjanpidolla sivistykseen
Simo Vahvelainen: Kokemuksia virastojohtoisesta tutkimuksesta
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen: Vakuutus arjen talouden tekniikkana
Eeva Jokinen: Byrokratia perheiden arjessa
Päivi Kosonen: Margery Kempe - keskiajan maallikko kirkon virkavallan rattaissa
 
Puheenjohtajina: Kirsti Määttänen ja Tuomas Nevanlinna
 
Kesäkoulun pitopaikka on Sibelius-Akatemian idyllinen kurssikeskus Kallio-Kuninkalassa Tuusulanjärven kupeessa (Ristinummentie 6, Järvenpää).

Joitakin paikkoja vielä vapaina. Ilmoittautuminen Tutkijaliittoon 15.elokuuta mennessä (paikat täytetään ilmoittautumisjärjestyksessä) puh. (09) 633 239 tai sähköpostitse <mailto:tutkijaliitto@helsinki.fi>tutkijaliitto@helsinki.fi.

Osallistumismaksu 110 euroa (opisk. ym. 90 euroa, yrityksen tai yhteisön maksamana 200 euroa) sisältää majoituksen 2-3 hengen huoneissa sekä koko viikonlopun ateriat. Maksu suoritetaan 17.8. mennessä Tutkijaliiton tilille.
 
 

Introduction to Conceptual History, Helsinki Summer School 2007
Helsinki 07.08.2007  - 23.08.2007

Helsinki Summer School 2007
Introduction to Conceptual History

Date: 7-23 August 2007
Place: Helsinki, Finland

Organisers
Helsinki Summer School; Centre for Nordic Studies CENS, University of Helsinki; Danish Research School for History; Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change, University of Jyväskylä in collaboration with CONCEPTA.

Students
The course is suitable for Finnish and international students from various academic backgrounds, although an interest in the humanities and political thought is an advantage. The course is designed for Ph.D. and advanced M.A. students.

Course description
The presumption that concepts are timeless has been replaced in recent decades by an awareness of their unavoidable historicity and temporality.

By using linguistically orientated methods informed by those
advocated by Reinhart Koselleck and Quentin Skinner, conceptual history provides an inventive - as well as well argued - approach to the analysis of key historical and political concepts. The goal of conceptual history is to illuminate concepts and ideas that are central to the operation of political and social life. It is concerned with the migration, reception, translation, diffusion and employment of concepts and
ideas in both time and place.

A gr

oup of internationally distinguished scholars will provide participants with the means to re-examine common concepts in the humanities and social sciences from new perspectives. The emphasis of this intensive introductory course is two-fold. First, it will introduce the general premises and practices of conceptual history, thereby enabling participants to use these methods in their own subsequent research. Second, it will explore contemporary trends in conceptual history by means of case studies. The course will be conducted through a series of lectures and workshops.

In order to complete the course successfully, participants will be required to participate in the lectures and workshops and to complete a written assignment. The course is suitable for Finnish and international Ph.D. and advanced M.A. students from various academic backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to contact the organiser if they would like to present their own work-in-progress in conceptual history and related fields in the workshops.

Credits
6 ECTS requires active participation in the lectures, seminar and workshops and an essay of 10-15 A4s. 10 ECTS requires active participation in the lectures, seminar and workshops and an essay of 20-25 A4s.

Teachers and visiting lecturers
Martin J. Burke, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, Ph.D. Program in History, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Pim den Boer, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam
João Feres Júnior, Professor of Political Science, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro - IUPERJ

Jan Ifversen, Head of Institute, Associate Professor, Institute of
History and Area Studies, Department of European Studies, Aarhus University
Course schedule
The course schedule will be announced later.
http://www.helsinki.fi/summerschool


Course fee
The course fee is 450 EUR (100/150 EUR registration fee + 300 course
fee).


For more information, please check the Helsinki Summer School
website.
http://www.helsinki.fi/summerschool

Accommodation
For more information on accommodation, please check the Helsinki
Summer School website.
http://www.helsinki.fi/summerschool

How to apply
Application and registration to the course are made at the Helsinki Summer School website. Participants are chosen on the basis of their applications.
Participants are encouraged to contact the organiser if they would like to present their own work-in-progress in conceptual history and related fields in the workshops.
http://www.helsinki.fi/summerschool

Scholarships
Helsinki Summer School has a very limited amount of scholarships available for non-Finnish residents. Full scholarship covers registration, tuition and accommodation. Partial scholarship covers registration and tuition. As these scholarships do not cover either travel or daily expenses, participants are encouraged to obtain additional funding from other sources. For more information, please check the Helsinki Summer School website.
http://www.helsinki.fi/summerschool

Please direct any questions concerning the content of this course to the coordinator Ms Sanna Joutsijoki at .

Any questions concerning the general arrangements should be addressed to the Helsinki Summer School office at .

Useful links
Helsinki Summer School
http://www.helsinki.fi/summerschool
Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS)
http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/nordic
CONCEPTA
http://www.helsinki.fi/project/concepta/index.html
Danish Reseach School for History
http://www.historie.forskerskole.au.dk/index.jsp
Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual
Change
http://www.jyu.fi/yhtfil/PolCon
History of Political and Social Concepts Group
http://www.jyu.fi/yhtfil/hpscg


Schedule of the Berkeley Conference

Helsinki, August 6-9 2007

August 5

19.00 Sightseeing

August 6

09.30 Registration

09.45 Opening of the Conference. Chair: Bertil Belfrage

Berkeley on Perceiving

Chair: Stephen Daniel

10.00 Bertil Belfrage: *Ideas* in Section One of Berkeley*s Principles

10.45 Coffee break

11.00 Martha Bolton: Berkeley on Perception, Judgment, Suggestion and Inference

11.45 Lunch

Chair: Howard Robinson

13.30 Dan Flage: Analysis in Berkeley*s New Theory of Vision

14.15 Luc Petersmitt: The New Theory of Vision: Science or Metaphysics?

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 Mykolas Drunga: Berkeley and the Time-gap Argument

16.00 Rest

18.00 Audience with the Rector of Helsinki University, Ilkka Niiniluoto.

Wine reception in the Main Building of the University.

August 7

Berkeley*s Ontology

Chair: Richard Brook

09.30 Geneviève Brykman: Is Immaterialism a Roundabout Way to Faith?

10.15 Georges Dicker: Another Whack at Berkeley: a Critical Analysis of Principles 1-7

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 Stephen Daniel: The Pervasiveness of Stoic Elements in Berkeley*s Thought

12.00 Lunch


August 7 (contd)

Chair: Georges Dicker

13.30 Howard Robinson: Two Berkelian Arguments about the Nature of Space

14.15 Wolfgang Breidert: Representation in Berkeley*s Philosophy of Mathematics

15.00 Coffee Break

15.15 George Pappas: Berkeley*s Treatment of Scepticism

16.00 Wine reception

August 8

Berkeley*s Concept of the Soul

Chair: George Pappas

10.15 Kenneth Winkler: *Marvellous Emptiness*: Berkeley on Conscious­ness and Self-Consciousness

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Richard Brook: Does Berkeley Need a Subconscious?

12.00 Lunch

Chair: Wolfgang Breidert

13.30 Ville Paukkonen: Berkeley on Self-Knowledge

14.15 Marc Hight: Of Brutes and Men: What the Nature of Beasts can tell us about Berkeley*s Conception of the Mind

15.00 Coffee Break

15.15 Roomet Jakapi: Berkeley and the Disembodied Soul

19.00 Dinner at the Sveaborg/Suomenlinna Castle, Restaurant Walhalla

August 9

Berkeley in Context

Chair: Geneviève Brykman

09.30 Timo Airaksinen: Berkeley on Newton in Siris

10.15 Tom Stoneham: Arthur Collier on Imagination and Inexistence

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 George Caffentzis: Berkeley and Hume on Money, Notions, and Conventions

12.00 Lunch


August 9 (contd)

Chair: Timo Airaksinen

13.30 Talia Bettcher: Abstraction: Berkeley against Locke

14.15 Jani Hakkarainen: Hume and Berkeley*s Repugnancy Argument against the Primary Secondary Qualities Distinction

15.00 Ending of the conference

The conference will be held

in the main building of the University of Helsinki

Auditorium XIII

The address is: Fabianinkatu 33

1

30th International Wittgenstein Symposium

Kirchberg am Wechsel, Lower Austria,
Sunday, 5 August 2007 - Saturday, 11 August 2007

 

Its general theme will be:

Philosophy of the Information Society

Sections

1. Wittgenstein

2. Wittgenstein and the digital turn

3. Information science, text theory and hermeneutics in the digital context

4. Philosophy of media

5. Philosophy of the Internet

6. Ethics and political economy of the information society

Workshop: Electronic philosophy resources and Open Source

 

Information:

http://www.alws.at/wittgenstein07.htm

 

Philosophers work on texts employing genres that have been familiar for hundreds of years: essays, reference works, lectures etc. Modern information and communication technologies now challenge such endeavour with a hitherto unimagined field of possibilities, while the Internet has expanded the spectrum still further. It is not just a matter of “transporting texts across the web”. Email, chats, virtual communities, interactive text production and multimedia presentations all confront traditional philosophy with barely explored forms of expression and professional activity. The knowledge society is founded on digital techniques that also imply a transformation of the instruments used in knowledge work. The consequences reach as far as the most elementary forms of communication within the humanities. Starting out from a consideration of the role that Wittgenstein and Wittgenstein research could and do already play in this context, “Philosophy of the Information Society” will form the subject of six sections and of a workshop as also a panel debate.

 

Invited Speakers include:

Daniel Apollon (Bergen)
Barbara Becker (Paderborn)
Anat Biletzki (Tel-Aviv)
Gregory Chaitin (New York)
Chris Chesher (Sydney)
James Conant (Chicago)
Wolfgang Coy (Berlin)
Jos de Mul (Rotterdam)
Paolo D’Iorio (Paris)
Fred Dretske (Stanford)
Charles Ess (Springfield)
Maurizio Ferraris (Turin)
Luciano Floridi (Bari/Oxford)
Juliet Floyd (Boston)
Dominique Foray (Lausanne)
Rishab A. Ghosh (Maastricht)
Cynthia Haynes (Clemson)
Michael Heim (Long Beach)
Claus Huitfeldt (Bergen)
Cameron McEwen (Charlottesville)
Katalin Neumer (Budapest)
Helen F. Nissenbaum (New York)
Kristof Nyíri (Budapest)
Claus Pias (Wien)
Allen Renear (Urbana-Champaign)
Siegfried J. Schmidt (Münster)
David G. Stern (Iowa)
Luis M. Valdés-Villanueva (Oviedo).