CFP: Reconstructing minds: the ethics of post-war memory and recollection

11 March 2014

University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

25–27 August 2014

The conference is being organized by the FEENIKS project (Art and culture in the mental and material reconstruction process following the Lapland War), a multidisciplinary programme funded by the Academy of Finland.

The keynote speakers at the conference will be Timothy Ashplant, Visiting Senior Research Fellow (Centre for Life-Writing Research, King's College, London, UK), and Veli-Pekka Lehtola, Professor of Sámi cultural studies (Giellagas Institute, Oulu University, Finland).

This call for papers is directed at researchers and postgraduate students whose research interests include the processes of reconstruction – mental as well as material – that take place following wars and other collective disasters. The conference welcomes papers dealing with the memory, remembering and recollecting; forgetting, remaining silent and being silenced; or other topics relating to material and mental reconstruction on the individual or communal levels.

Abstracts (max. 2000 characters, including spaces) and a short CV should be submitted by 31 March to [email protected]
Online registration opens on 1 April. There is no conference fee. Payment for the conference dinner must be made when registering.

Please forward this call for papers to any colleagues, researchers and postgraduate students whom you feel may be interested.

For further information -
Marja Tuominen
Professor of Cultural History
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Lapland

Feeniks– Art and culture in the mental and material reconstruction process following the Lapland War

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