Tapahtumat huhtikuulle 2010

24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science
8-9 October 2010
Tallinn University of Technology
Akadeemia tee 3 12618
Tallinn, Estonia
http://bchs10.ttu.ee/

The 24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science is the first meeting of Baltic historians of science that takes place in Tallinn and the first hosted by Tallinn University of Technology. The conference will take place in the new building of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration on the main campus of Tallinn University of Technology at Mustamäe.

Compared to be analogous conferences before, more space has been offered to Philosophy and Methodology of Science. The organizers are happy about the involvement of several leading historians of science from outside the Baltic and Nordic region in the Programme Committee.

October 2010 is the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the common Association of the History and Philosophy of Science of the Baltic countries. The Association was founded in October 1990 in Riga.

The next step in cooperation will be considered in Tallinn. During the conference, participants from the Baltic States and Nordic countries will discuss the possibility of having joint conferences on the History of Science in the future.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2010

We are pleased to announce that the 24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science will be held on 8 - 9 October 2010 at Tallinn University of Technology.

Abstracts should concern one of the following fields in the Baltic and/or Nordic context:

-        philosophy and methodology of science
-        history of medicine and museums
-        history of natural sciences and mathematics
-        history of technology and engineering
-        history of social sciences, humanities and education

The deadline for submitting abstracts (of approximately 500 words) is 1 May 2010. Abstracts should be sent as e-mail attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. Please indicate in which section you would prefer to present your paper. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your abstract within a week, please resubmit or contact the organizers. Decisions concerning the abstracts will be communicated by 30 June, 2010.

The programme of the conference will be announced in early September 2010. Accepted abstracts will be published before the start of the conference. Language of the abstracts and of the presentations is English. Reading time of the papers is 20 minutes (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion).

The abstracts should be sent to Mr. Mait Talts
mait.talts(at)tseba.ttu.ee

Conference registration fee is 40€, 25€ for graduate students.
Details of payment will be announced in January 2010.
[see the section Call for Abstracts at http://bchs10.ttu.ee/]

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:

Peeter Müürsepp
Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Science
Tallinn University of Technology
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Akadeemia tee 3
12618 Tallinn, Estonia
phone: +372 6204116
e-mail: peeter.muursepp(at)tseba.ttu.ee
 
CALL FOR PAPERS

Young Researchers Conference on Classical German Philosophy
Centre for German Idealism

VU University Amsterdam, August 27, 2010, Room 13A-11/13.


The Dutch-Flemish Centre for German Idealism (‘Centrum voor Duits Idealisme’) invites PhD students, research master students aiming at starting a PhD project soon and PhDs that have graduated recently to submit a proposal for a presentation at the ‘Young Researchers Conference on Classical German Philosophy’ to be held in Amsterdam on August 27, 2010. The conference aims to offer young researchers the opportunity to communicate their results to a larger community, and for all researchers in the fields to meet and reinforce scientific and personal links.

Presentations should concern Classical German Philosophy from Kant to Hegel, possibly in contrast to or comparison with other thinkers. Their aim should be systematic rather than merely historical-philological.

Presentations should be in English (20 minutes). Presentation will be commented upon by a senior member of the Centre for German Idealism, after which discussion will follow.

Submission deadline of the proposal: May 1, 2010. Proposals (PDF) should contain an abstract of ca. 500 words and a CV. Submissions can be sent to j.t.zinkstok(at)rug.nl. Notification of selection before May 15; papers must be delivered by June 15, 2010.

Organization:
Christian Krijnen (VU University Amsterdam), Paul Cobben (Tilburg University), Job
Zinkstok (University of Groningen)

Centre for German Idealism
http://cvdi.eu
 
*ENGLISH BELOW*

Är du intresserad av frågor om kön och sexualitet? Har du sysslat med genusvetenskapliga frågeställningar?

Studiecirkel 8 Kön i Norden, vid Nordiskt sommaruniversitet, har publicerat Call for Papers för inkommande sommarsession i juli. De efterlyser fördrag om genusrelaterade ämnen från de olika nordiska länderna, antingen om teoretiska positioner eller empiriska undersökningar.

Se CFP i slutet av detta mail

Nordiskt sommaruniversitet (NSU) är en internordisk samarbetsorganisation vars syfte är att främja nordiskt samarbete inom forskning o.d. NSU stöder i synnerhet tvärdisciplinaritet, innovation och nya foskningsämnen.

Organisationens verksamhet bygger på s.k. studiecirklar eller kretsar som vanligtvis varar i 3 år. Deltagarna samlas 2 ggr årligen för att diskutera och hålla presentationer, en gång på vintersymposium endast med sin egen krets och en gång på sommaren på NSU:s årliga sommarsession.

I år hållls somarsymposiet i Finland, på Majvik konferenscenter i Masaby (Kyrkslätt) den 24-31.7. Förutom det akademiska arbetet som sker i kretsarna, erbjuder sommarsessionen ett varierat kulturprogram, key note föredrag av välkända vetenskapsmän (Mladen Dolar och Andrew Gibson), och framför allt gemytlig social samvaro i en naturskön miljö. Den sociala sidan hör till NSU:s absoluta trumfkort.

Etablerade forskare, forskarstuderande och studerande är alla välkomna!

Studiecirkel 8, Kön i Norden, är nu inne på sitt andra år. Till sommarsessionen önskas deltagare från de olika nordiska länderna för att diskutera dels aktuella teoretiska positioner i ett eller flera av de nordiska länderna och empiriska studier. Vi välkomnar gärna flera finländska medlemmar, för att garantera den nordiska prägeln.

Mer information om sommarsessionen finns på www.nsuweb.net

h, Andrea Hynynen

***
CFP:

Theoretical positions and empirical studies [2010/3]


Kjønn i Norden

Welcome to Study Circle VIII, Gender in the Nordic Countries, at Nordic Summer University, Summer session the 24. of July - 31. of July 2010 in Finland.

Køn i Norden
Summer symposium 2010: Call For Papers
The purpose of Study Circle VIII at the Nordic Summer University is to bring together scholars interested in different perspectives and thoughts concerning gender and feminism. The Circle proposes to look at the significance of thinking about gender for the development of the Nordic culture(-s), society(-ies) and research.

What kinds of similarities and differences can be found in the Nordic countries with regards to gender-related issues?

The Circle invites to an inter-Nordic and interdisciplinary discussion about the structures that manage thinking about gender today, on a societal level as well as in academic research.

These structures could be reflected upon within (intellectual) history, philosophy, literature, education, politics, sociology or in comparative thinking.

The summer session 2010 is centered on two lines of interrogation. One purpose of the summer session 2010 is to examine the various theoretical positions within gender studies and how they interact in the Nordic countries. Theoretical positions that operate with gender and power can be feminist theory, queer theory or intersectionality.

How are these theoretical positions used in studies in the Nordic countries? This question can be addressed in various ways according to interest. For instance can literature, historical events, theatre plays, social organizations or legislation be the object of studies.

Another purpose of the summer session 2010 is to have empirical studies represented. It can for example be studies with a gender perspective on Nordic welfare countries, the financial crisis, neoliberalism or other themes relevant to this circle, as such studies can offer an opening for understanding and discussing the conception of feminism.

We welcome both theoretically orientated presentations and studies of activism and/or different practices.

Those interested in attending or in presenting a paper at the session are invited to send an abstract of 150-300 words, preferably no later than May 1th, 2010 to nsugender(at)gmail.com.

For more information about the Nordic Summer University and the upcoming
summer session at Majvik in Finland see the website: www.nsuweb.net
Welcome!

Kind Regards,
the coordinators for Circle VIII
Andrea Hynynen, PhD-student in French Literature, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Inger Nørgård, master in History and Gender studies, University of
Århus, Denmark
 
 
Guest lectures by Ole Hjortland in Helsinki:

Ole Hjortland from St Andrews (Department of Logic and Metaphysics) will be visiting the department [department of philosophy, Helsinki] next week. Three lectures and a more informal discussion are scheduled, hosted by the persons on whose regular teaching hours Ole's guest lectures take place:

Wednesday April 28: Proof-theoretic harmony.
This lecture takes place in the Main Building (new side, Fabianinkatu) at 14-16, lecture room 21, and is chaired by Michael von Boguslawski.

Thursday April 29: Paradox and truth-preservation.
Main Building, Senate square side, at 10-12, lecture room I, chaired by Jan von Plato.

Friday April 30: Proof-theoretic semantics and categoricity.
Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40A), basement floor of the south wing, at 10-12, seminar room A 110. Chaired by Sara Negri.

There will after the last talk on Friday a possibility to discuss more informally with
Ole, with traditional First-of-May snacks and drinks by Dr. BYOD. This is at the department, room A633 (Metsätalo south wing, 6th floor).
 
Lecturer Michael Halewood (University of Essex, UK) vierailee huhtikuun lopulla Turun yliopistossa (sosiologian oppiaine) sekä Tampereen yliopistossa (UTACAS). Dr.

Halewood pitää Turun yliopistossa kaksi luentoa (Publicum --rakennus, Assistentinkatu 7):

*What is Sociology?  What does A. N Whitehead offer Sociology today?*

Publicum ls. 3, klo 12 -- 14, tiistai 27. 4. 2010

*'A Culture of Thought':  A. N. Whitehead's challenge to modernity.*

Publicum ls. 3, klo 14 -- 16, torstai 29. 4. 2010

Tampereen yliopistossa Lecturer Halewood pitää luennon:

*'A Culture of Thought':  A. N. Whitehead's challenge to modernity.*
UTACAS (Pinni B -rakennus, Kanslerinrinne 1)
klo 16 -- 18, keskiviikko 28. 4. 2010


Allekirjoittaneelta voi tiedustella kaikesta mahdollisesta Dr. Halewoodin vierailuun liittyvästä.

Seppo Poutanen
Dr.Soc.Sc., Docent
Department of Social Research, Sociology
University of Turku
Assistentinkatu 7
FIN-20014 University of Turku
Finland
email: seppou(at)utu.fi


Lisätietoja luennoista:

Lecturer, Dr. Michael Halewood
University of Essex, UK

see http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/staff/profile.aspx?ID=132

Lectures in Turku and Tampere, 27. 4. – 29. 4. 2010

What is Sociology?  What does A. N Whitehead offer Sociology today?

The introductory chapter of most sociology textbooks start with the question ‘What is Sociology?’  By the time we get to university such questions are usually forgotten or dismissed as too simplistic.  In this lecture I will suggest that the occasional return to such basic questions can be very provocative and yet helpful. Looking at such a question can make us stop and think as to what exactly it is we are doing, how we are doing it, and why.

In this lecture I will start by introducing some of the common assumptions that would seem to define sociology (study of the social, interactions between humans, etc.).  I will locate these within a specific version of modernity and will point up some of the problems inherent in such accounts (as discussed by Latour, for example) for example, the distinction between the natural and the social, and the difficulty that sociology has in accounting for or describing material objects.  I will then introduce the work of the philosopher A. N. Whitehead (1861-1947) as a way of moving beyond some of the limitations identified.  In doing so, the lecture will try to introduce notions of process, becoming, and the extension of relations to non-humans so as to produce a novel yet more effective version of sociology. 

‘A Culture of Thought’:  A. N. Whitehead’s challenge to modernity.

Social science and social theory is a creature of modernity and is deeply implicated in the process of its development and its modes of thought.  This lecture will use the work of A. N. Whitehead (1861-1947) to investigate the extent to which social research today relies upon certain problematic assumptions and concepts which are a legacy of out-dated view of the world.  In doing so, it will outline what might be termed modernity’s ‘culture of thought’.  Whitehead argues that one major element of the conceptual apparatus of modernity is what he terms the ‘Bifurcation of Nature’ which splits the world into the really real realm of inert matter which science studies and the realm of human experience and life which social science studies.  This, he argues, produces various logical inconsistencies and limits the development of critical thought and research.  

In this lecture I will outline Whitehead’s critique and also the manner in which he attempts to develop a new ‘culture of thought’ which enables a more inclusive and robust approach to social theory.  The main element of his philosophy will be introduced in terms of the social character of all existence and the reconfiguration of subjectivity.  This lecture will also explain the importance of the role of the body within Whitehead’s thought and will relate this to contemporary discussions of gender and sexual difference.  In this way, the lecture will outline some of the opportunities that Whitehead’s work offers social research. 
 
 
Guest lectures by Ole Hjortland in Helsinki:

Ole Hjortland from St Andrews (Department of Logic and Metaphysics) will be visiting the department [department of philosophy, Helsinki] next week. Three lectures and a more informal discussion are scheduled, hosted by the persons on whose regular teaching hours Ole's guest lectures take place:

Wednesday April 28: Proof-theoretic harmony.
This lecture takes place in the Main Building (new side, Fabianinkatu) at 14-16, lecture room 21, and is chaired by Michael von Boguslawski.

Thursday April 29: Paradox and truth-preservation.
Main Building, Senate square side, at 10-12, lecture room I, chaired by Jan von Plato.

Friday April 30: Proof-theoretic semantics and categoricity.
Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40A), basement floor of the south wing, at 10-12, seminar room A 110. Chaired by Sara Negri.

There will after the last talk on Friday a possibility to discuss more informally with
Ole, with traditional First-of-May snacks and drinks by Dr. BYOD. This is at the department, room A633 (Metsätalo south wing, 6th floor).
 
Suomen Filosofinen Yhdistys
http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/sfy/

Yhdistys kokoontuu seuraavan kerran keskiviikkona 28.4. klo 18 Tieteiden talon salissa
505 (Kirkkokatu 6). Kokouksessa esitelmöi VTT Floora Ruokonen (Helsingin yliopisto)
otsikolla “Luottamus ja vastuullisuus”.
 
Sokrates-kahvila
http://sokrateskahvila.wordpress.com/

Mikä on Sokrates-kahvila?

Oulun Sokrates-kahvila on ohjattuun filosofiseen keskusteluun omistautunut tapahtuma, joka järjestetään Oulun Kulttuuritalo Valveen tiloissa pääsääntöisesti joka toinen keskiviikko klo 17.30 alkaen. Kahvila aloitti toimintansa Kari Utoslahden ja Anne Hulkon aloitteesta tammikuussa 2010. Keskustelua ohjaavat Markku Veteläinen ja Hannu Juuso. Keskustelujen aiheet tulevat osallistujilta joko ohjaajien kanssa etukäteen sovittujen “ensipuheenvuorojen” muodossa tai spontaaneina ehdotuksina itse tilaisuuksissa. Tilaisuuksiin on kaikilla vapaa pääsy. Oulun Sokrates-kahvila perustuu kaikilta osin vapaaehtoisuuteen eikä sen puitteissa ole rahaliikennettä.


Seuraava Sokrates-kahvila 28.4.


Oulun Sokrates-kahvila avaa ovensa keskiviikkona 28.4. klo 17.30 Kulttuuritalo Valveen galleriatiloissa.

Filosofisen porinan voi kernaasti aloittaa jo tätä aiemmin – esimerkiksi 15-30 minuuttia ennen tilaisuuden alkamista – Kahvila Mintun puolella.

Tervetuloa!
 
Lecturer Michael Halewood (University of Essex, UK) vierailee huhtikuun lopulla Turun yliopistossa (sosiologian oppiaine) sekä Tampereen yliopistossa (UTACAS). Dr.

Halewood pitää Turun yliopistossa kaksi luentoa (Publicum --rakennus, Assistentinkatu 7):

*What is Sociology?  What does A. N Whitehead offer Sociology today?*

Publicum ls. 3, klo 12 -- 14, tiistai 27. 4. 2010

*'A Culture of Thought':  A. N. Whitehead's challenge to modernity.*

Publicum ls. 3, klo 14 -- 16, torstai 29. 4. 2010

Tampereen yliopistossa Lecturer Halewood pitää luennon:

*'A Culture of Thought':  A. N. Whitehead's challenge to modernity.*
UTACAS (Pinni B -rakennus, Kanslerinrinne 1)
klo 16 -- 18, keskiviikko 28. 4. 2010


Allekirjoittaneelta voi tiedustella kaikesta mahdollisesta Dr. Halewoodin vierailuun liittyvästä.

Seppo Poutanen
Dr.Soc.Sc., Docent
Department of Social Research, Sociology
University of Turku
Assistentinkatu 7
FIN-20014 University of Turku
Finland
email: seppou(at)utu.fi


Lisätietoja luennoista:

Lecturer, Dr. Michael Halewood
University of Essex, UK

see http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/staff/profile.aspx?ID=132

Lectures in Turku and Tampere, 27. 4. – 29. 4. 2010

What is Sociology?  What does A. N Whitehead offer Sociology today?

The introductory chapter of most sociology textbooks start with the question ‘What is Sociology?’  By the time we get to university such questions are usually forgotten or dismissed as too simplistic.  In this lecture I will suggest that the occasional return to such basic questions can be very provocative and yet helpful. Looking at such a question can make us stop and think as to what exactly it is we are doing, how we are doing it, and why.

In this lecture I will start by introducing some of the common assumptions that would seem to define sociology (study of the social, interactions between humans, etc.).  I will locate these within a specific version of modernity and will point up some of the problems inherent in such accounts (as discussed by Latour, for example) for example, the distinction between the natural and the social, and the difficulty that sociology has in accounting for or describing material objects.  I will then introduce the work of the philosopher A. N. Whitehead (1861-1947) as a way of moving beyond some of the limitations identified.  In doing so, the lecture will try to introduce notions of process, becoming, and the extension of relations to non-humans so as to produce a novel yet more effective version of sociology. 

‘A Culture of Thought’:  A. N. Whitehead’s challenge to modernity.

Social science and social theory is a creature of modernity and is deeply implicated in the process of its development and its modes of thought.  This lecture will use the work of A. N. Whitehead (1861-1947) to investigate the extent to which social research today relies upon certain problematic assumptions and concepts which are a legacy of out-dated view of the world.  In doing so, it will outline what might be termed modernity’s ‘culture of thought’.  Whitehead argues that one major element of the conceptual apparatus of modernity is what he terms the ‘Bifurcation of Nature’ which splits the world into the really real realm of inert matter which science studies and the realm of human experience and life which social science studies.  This, he argues, produces various logical inconsistencies and limits the development of critical thought and research.  

In this lecture I will outline Whitehead’s critique and also the manner in which he attempts to develop a new ‘culture of thought’ which enables a more inclusive and robust approach to social theory.  The main element of his philosophy will be introduced in terms of the social character of all existence and the reconfiguration of subjectivity.  This lecture will also explain the importance of the role of the body within Whitehead’s thought and will relate this to contemporary discussions of gender and sexual difference.  In this way, the lecture will outline some of the opportunities that Whitehead’s work offers social research. 
 
 
FROM ANALOGY:
The Appeal to Animals and Slaves in Wollstonecraft's Defense of Women's Rights

Penelope Deutscher, Professor, Department of
Philosophy, Northwestern University, Chicago III, USA

Christina Research Seminar
Tuesday 28 April 2010 at 4--6 pm
Topelia D112 (Unioninkatu 38, Helsinki)

**

When Mary Wollstonecraft decried women's trivial values, feeble education, low aspirations, and subordinate role in marriage, she worried these factors made animals of women. Or perhaps women were being made childish (impious, comic, and useless) and if not that, perhaps (in her imaginary) Islamic.

"And this desire making mere animals of them, when they marry, they act as such children may be expected to act: they dress; they paint, and nickname God's creatures. Surely these weak beings are only fit for the seraglio!" (/Vindication of the Rights of Woman, /1792)

Wollstonecraft appealed to multiple arguments and rhetorical devices in defense of
women's claims. In the light of the complex circulation of argument, analogy and metaphor intertwined with Wollstonecraft's politics and morality of perfectibility, the paper considers the role of a feminist imaginary of slavery, animality and the brutish. Interrogating Wollstonecraft's literal appeal to biological facts, and her sense of their qualified mutability, I look at the interaction of such references with a more flexible metaphorical level of reference to animals, metaphorical animality, brutishness and different races. 

Christina research seminar is chaired by prof. Tuija Pulkkinen. It pays tribute to Gender Studies, and the history of Queen Christina's name connected to this field of studies at the University of Helsinki. The seminar is open to everybody with an interest in research questions related to gender studies.
 
Guest lectures by Ole Hjortland in Helsinki:

Ole Hjortland from St Andrews (Department of Logic and Metaphysics) will be visiting the department [department of philosophy, Helsinki] next week. Three lectures and a more informal discussion are scheduled, hosted by the persons on whose regular teaching hours Ole's guest lectures take place:

Wednesday April 28: Proof-theoretic harmony.
This lecture takes place in the Main Building (new side, Fabianinkatu) at 14-16, lecture room 21, and is chaired by Michael von Boguslawski.

Thursday April 29: Paradox and truth-preservation.
Main Building, Senate square side, at 10-12, lecture room I, chaired by Jan von Plato.

Friday April 30: Proof-theoretic semantics and categoricity.
Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40A), basement floor of the south wing, at 10-12, seminar room A 110. Chaired by Sara Negri.

There will after the last talk on Friday a possibility to discuss more informally with
Ole, with traditional First-of-May snacks and drinks by Dr. BYOD. This is at the department, room A633 (Metsätalo south wing, 6th floor).
 
28.04.2010 - 29.04.2010
European Artistic Research Network in Helsinki
Tables of Thought
-Exhibition and Seminar 28.-29.4.2010

Auditorium and Gallery
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki
www.kuva.fi

Tables of Thought is an exhibition and symposium organised by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (FAFA) and the European Artistic Research Network (EARN). The exhibition takes place in the gallery of the FAFA. Participating artists include: Maria Finn, Daniel Jewesbury, Susan Pui San Lok, Katrin von Maltzahn, Lauren O'Neal, Michael Stevenson, Nina Stuhldreher and Lars Wallsten.

Keynote speaker Denise Robinson will start the seminar by screening and discussing Susan Hiller's work The Last Silent Movie. The program continues with both theoretical and performative inputs.  Tim Stott, Janine Marchessault and Keynote speaker Ekateria Degot will provide critical and contextual presentations, and artists Jeremiah Day and Johan Thom will make performative interventions during the symposium.

Tables of Thought has been developed by Jan Kaila and Henk Slager, and focuses on the paradoxical tension within current debates on artistic research between the urge for disciplinary knowledge and the constant subversion of this by artistic thinking. The exhibition and symposium programme of Tables of Thought plays both with the taxonomic impulse integral to disciplinary practices and with the mercurial and destabilising flows of artistic thinking and research.

Tables of Thought is part of an ongoing and unique trans-European experiment in arts research organised by EARN in association with Centrifugal and led by GradCAM, Ireland. This second phase of the project builds upon, and extends, the examination and critical contestation of the archival paradigm in artistic research and curatorial practice initiated at the exhibitions Critique of Archival Reason  (curated by Henk Slager, RHA Gallery, Dublin, 2010) and Re: Public (curated by Daniel Jewesbury, TBG, Dublin, 2010) which were held in conjunction with the conference Arts Research: Publics and Purposes  (www.gradcam.ie, Dublin, February 2010).

The Helsinki phase of the Artist as Citizen project is co-organised by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with EARN (European Artistic Research Network). Further phases of the project will take place in Brussels (Sint-Lukas) and Zagreb (Centrifugal) in summer 2010.

EARN (European Artistic Research Network) was established in 2004 and exists to share and exchange knowledge and experience in artistic research; foster mobility, exchange and dialogue among art researchers; promote wider dissemination of artistic research; and enable global connectivity and exchange for artistic research. Tables of Thought will also see the launch of EARN's new website resource for artistic research www.artresearch.eu

This project is in part funded by the EC-EACEA Culture 2000–2007: Artist as Citizen project coordinated by Mick Wilson (GradCam, Dublin).

Program:

Wednesday 28th of April

10.00- Jan Kaila, Professor at Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (FAFA) and Mick Wilson, Dean of Graduate School in Creative Arts and Media: (GradCAM), Dublin: Opening Words

10.30-12.00 Keynote Speaker Denise Robinson, Curator, Writer and Lecturer and Visiting Fellow,Tate Britain, London: On Susan Hiller Including the Screening of The Last Silent Movie –moderator Jan Kaila

12.00-13.00 Janine Marchessault, Research Chair at York University, Toronto: Archiving the Human: Erkki Kureniemi’s Post-Humanist Vision - moderator Sami van Ingen, Doctoral Student at FAFA

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Susan Pui San Lok, Artist and Writer, London: Archives, Tactics, Gestures -moderator Mick Wilson

14.30-15.00 Johan Thom, Doctoral Student at the Slade School of Fine Arts, London: Decoy –moderator Henk Slager, Dean at the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design)

15.00-15.30 Nina Stuhldreher, Artist, Germany: Counter-Intuitive, Pre-Visual, Extra-Territorial: Why Artistic Research Needs (Natural) Sciences to get the Whole Picture -moderator Gertrud Sandqvist, professor at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University

15.30-16.00 Lars Wallsten, Doctoral Student at Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg: Lack of Evidence -moderator Tuula Närhinen, Doctoral Student at FAFA

16.30- Jeremiah Day, Doctoral Student at the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design: MAQUI, slide-show Performance at the opening of the exhibition

16.30- Opening, Gallery Kaiku at Fafa


Thursday 29th of April

10.00-10.30 Tim Stott, Associate Researcher at GradCAM : And What if We Too See Nothing? Thoughts towards a Generic Archive -moderator Terike Haapoja, Doctoral Student at FAFA

10.30-11.00  Lauren O`Neil, Doctoral Student at FAFA: Sensorial Archives: Subjectivity beyond Visuality – Counter-Choreographic Practices in the Work of Xavier Le Roy, Nell Breyer, and Anna Schuleit -moderator Roger Palmer, Professor, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds

11.30-12.00 Coffee

12.00-12.30  Michael Stevenson, Artist, New-Zealand/Germany: The Library of Man -moderator Mika Hannula, Professor at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg

12.30-13.00  Maria Finn, Doctoral Student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen: Images between the Word and Film -moderator Annette Arlander, Professor at the Theatre Academy, Helsinki

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Daniel Jewesbury, Visiting Fellow at the GradCAM,: Approaches to Narrative and Place in Experimental Film Practice -moderator Mika Elo, Researcher, Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Department Art and Media, Pori

14.30-15.00 Katrin van Maltzahn, Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig: Drawing as Data-Collection -moderator Päivikki Kallio, Professor at FAFA

15.00-16.00 Keynote Speaker Ekateria Degot, Curator at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow: Speaking in Archives -moderator Kimmo Sarje, Research Coordinator FAFA, Helsinki

16.00-16.30  Henk Slager and Jan Kaila: Closing Words
 
Kriittinen piste on kaikille avoin keskustelutilaisuus, joka kokoontuu kevään aikana neljä kertaa ravintola Milenkassa. Kriittisen pisteen vieraina nähdään tänä keväänä Tuomas Nevanlinna, Raimo Blom, Kalevi Suomela, Jyrki Kasvi ja Teppo Eskelinen. Kevään teemoja ovat luokka, individualismi, sosialismi sekä tieto ja omistaminen. Puhekoneiden lisäksi luvassa on myös musiikkia. Mikko Perkoila, Eki Suomaa, Leevi Launis ja Vanaja huolehtivat sielun ravinnosta.

Milenka sijaitsee Hakaniemessä (Haapaniemenkatu 3-5, Helsinki), Teatterikorkeakoulun vieressä hyvien liikenneyhteyksien päässä.

Kriittinen piste on Helsingin Yhteiskunnallisen Opiston, Kansan Sivistystyön Liiton ja Kulttuurivihkojen yhdessä järjestämä kaikille avoin keskustelutilaisuuksien sarja.

Tutustu päivitettyyn ohjelmaan tapahtuman kotisivuilla: http://kriittinenpiste.wordpress.com

 
Ohjelma
Tilaisuudet alkavat aina klo 18.00!

16.3. Tuomas Nevanlinna: Vasemmisto ja yksilö
Musiikista vastaa Eki Suomaa

13.4. Kalevi Suomela: Sosialismista
Musiikki: Leevi Launis

27.4. Raimo Blom: Luokista (ajankohta varmistuu myöhemmin)
Musiikki: Mikko Perkoila

25.5. Jyrki Kasvi & Teppo Eskelinen: Tieto ja omistaminen
Musiikki: Vanaja

Paikka
Kriittinen piste kokoontuu ravintola Milenkassa, osoitteessa Haapaniemenkatu 3-5. Milenka sijaitsee Teatterikorkeakoulun vieressä hyvien liikenneyhteyksien päässä.

Tapahtuman yhteyshenkilö
janne.hernesniemi(at)ksl.fi
 
KLUBI
filosofia - politiikka - taide

http://filosofiklubi.blogspot.com/

Tiistaina 27.4. klo 17.00 tähtitieteilijä, FK Seppo Linnaluoto: "Johdatus maailmankaikkeuteen".


Tiistaina 4.5. klo 17.00 Aleksanteri-instituutin johtaja, VTT Markku Kivinen: "Venäjä tänään ja huomenna".

Klubin kevään päätösavaus tiistaina 11.5. klo 17.00 sotatieteiden tohtori, kapteeni Jarno Limnéll: Sota ja rauha (alustava)
 
Lecturer Michael Halewood (University of Essex, UK) vierailee huhtikuun lopulla Turun yliopistossa (sosiologian oppiaine) sekä Tampereen yliopistossa (UTACAS). Dr.

Halewood pitää Turun yliopistossa kaksi luentoa (Publicum --rakennus, Assistentinkatu 7):

*What is Sociology?  What does A. N Whitehead offer Sociology today?*

Publicum ls. 3, klo 12 -- 14, tiistai 27. 4. 2010

*'A Culture of Thought':  A. N. Whitehead's challenge to modernity.*

Publicum ls. 3, klo 14 -- 16, torstai 29. 4. 2010

Tampereen yliopistossa Lecturer Halewood pitää luennon:

*'A Culture of Thought':  A. N. Whitehead's challenge to modernity.*
UTACAS (Pinni B -rakennus, Kanslerinrinne 1)
klo 16 -- 18, keskiviikko 28. 4. 2010


Allekirjoittaneelta voi tiedustella kaikesta mahdollisesta Dr. Halewoodin vierailuun liittyvästä.

Seppo Poutanen
Dr.Soc.Sc., Docent
Department of Social Research, Sociology
University of Turku
Assistentinkatu 7
FIN-20014 University of Turku
Finland
email: seppou(at)utu.fi


Lisätietoja luennoista:

Lecturer, Dr. Michael Halewood
University of Essex, UK

see http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/staff/profile.aspx?ID=132

Lectures in Turku and Tampere, 27. 4. – 29. 4. 2010

What is Sociology?  What does A. N Whitehead offer Sociology today?

The introductory chapter of most sociology textbooks start with the question ‘What is Sociology?’  By the time we get to university such questions are usually forgotten or dismissed as too simplistic.  In this lecture I will suggest that the occasional return to such basic questions can be very provocative and yet helpful. Looking at such a question can make us stop and think as to what exactly it is we are doing, how we are doing it, and why.

In this lecture I will start by introducing some of the common assumptions that would seem to define sociology (study of the social, interactions between humans, etc.).  I will locate these within a specific version of modernity and will point up some of the problems inherent in such accounts (as discussed by Latour, for example) for example, the distinction between the natural and the social, and the difficulty that sociology has in accounting for or describing material objects.  I will then introduce the work of the philosopher A. N. Whitehead (1861-1947) as a way of moving beyond some of the limitations identified.  In doing so, the lecture will try to introduce notions of process, becoming, and the extension of relations to non-humans so as to produce a novel yet more effective version of sociology. 

‘A Culture of Thought’:  A. N. Whitehead’s challenge to modernity.

Social science and social theory is a creature of modernity and is deeply implicated in the process of its development and its modes of thought.  This lecture will use the work of A. N. Whitehead (1861-1947) to investigate the extent to which social research today relies upon certain problematic assumptions and concepts which are a legacy of out-dated view of the world.  In doing so, it will outline what might be termed modernity’s ‘culture of thought’.  Whitehead argues that one major element of the conceptual apparatus of modernity is what he terms the ‘Bifurcation of Nature’ which splits the world into the really real realm of inert matter which science studies and the realm of human experience and life which social science studies.  This, he argues, produces various logical inconsistencies and limits the development of critical thought and research.  

In this lecture I will outline Whitehead’s critique and also the manner in which he attempts to develop a new ‘culture of thought’ which enables a more inclusive and robust approach to social theory.  The main element of his philosophy will be introduced in terms of the social character of all existence and the reconfiguration of subjectivity.  This lecture will also explain the importance of the role of the body within Whitehead’s thought and will relate this to contemporary discussions of gender and sexual difference.  In this way, the lecture will outline some of the opportunities that Whitehead’s work offers social research.