Workshop ”Difficult memories – Key terms” in Helsinki

Venue: University of Helsinki, AUD II, Main building (Unioninkatu 34)
Time: Friday 4 November 2016, 10-16

The research project “LIVINGMEMORIES – Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities”  is funded by Academy of Finland and the ERA.Net RUS Plus-initiative 2015-2017. The project organizes an interdisciplinary workshop focused on the key terms related with the project theme.
In the workshop we will discuss different definitions of these key terms and their value as research tools. How can we utilize them to conceptualize and contextualize our research topics?

Registration: Please inform about your participation by Monday 31 October to Kirsti Salmi-Niklander: Kirsti.salmi-niklander@helsinki.fi

Programme (changes possible)

10.15. Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (Co-ordinator of LIVINGMEMORIES-project): Opening words, presentation of LIVINGMEMORIES-project.
Dialogue as a research term and an impact factor

10.45. Ene Kõresaar (University of Tartu/LIVINGMEMORIES): Postmemory

11.00. Ulla Savolainen (University of Helsinki/LIVINGMEMORIES): Silence

11.15. Discussion

11.30. Tuulikki Kurki (University of Eastern Finland/Research project “Traumatized borders”): Trauma as a research tool

12.15.-13.15. Lunch break

13.15. Suzie Thomas (University of Helsinki/Research project “Lapland’s Dark Heritage”): Difficult Memories in Finland’s far north: “Dark Heritage” and the legacy of the Lapland War

13.45. Riikka Taavetti (University of Helsinki/LIVINGMEMORIES) Historical truth effects

14.00. Discussion

14.15.-14.30. Coffee

14.30. Anni Reuter (University of Helsinki/Finnish Literature Society): Narrating deportations and diaspora in Stalin’s time

15.00. Sofia Laine (Finnish Youth Research Network/LIVINGMEMORIES): Respectful resistance

15.30. Final discussion