FOHN – Seminars
Forthcoming seminars and conferences
The next FOHN Symposium will be held in 2022. Details TBA.
Past seminars and conferences
26–27 November 2020 Helsinki
POWER, AUTHORITY AND VOICE: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS IN/ON ORAL HISTORY
The seventh international symposium of the Finnish Oral History Network FOHN focused on the notions of power, authority, and voice in the context of oral history from critical contemporary perspectives. The symposium was organized by FOHN together with the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, and the Finnish Literature Society, and was sponsored by Kansan Sivistysrahasto.
IOHA 2018 - MEMORY & NARRATION
International Oral History Association Congress is Memory and Narration. The conference focuses on the complex and multidimensional nature of oral history as a source material, object of research and methodology.
FRAGILE MEMORIES: DOING ORAL HISTORY WITH VULNERABLE NARRATORS
hosted by the Finnish Literature Society in collaboration with the Academy of Finland. The symposium aims to bring together scholars of oral history and life writing to discuss vulnerability. Invited speakers include Sean Field (University of Cape Town), Malin Thor Tureby (University of Linköping), Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen (University of Tampere) and Ulla Savolainen (University of Helsinki).
TRAVELLING MEMORIES: LIVES IN TRANSITION
FOHN, Finnish Literature Society, research projects Reuniting the family. A study of the experiences of immigrants and officials (Academy of Finland), Transcultural memories of childhood (Academy of Finland), Cultural Meanings and Vernacular Genres (Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki) and In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe (Cost Action). The keynote speakers include Baiba Bela (University of Latvia), Graham Smith (University of London), and Outi Fingerroos (University of Jyväskylä).
Keynote lectures online at http://www.finlit.fi/fi/ajankohtaista/tapahtumakalenteri/videot
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC MEMORIES
FOHN, the Finnish Literature Society (SKS) and the Academy of Finland project Strangers from the East – Narratives of Karelian Exiles and Return Migrants from Russia. The keynote speakers include Paula Hamilton (Australian Centre for Public History, University of Technology Sydney), Daniela Koleva (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski), Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (University of Helsinki) and Vieda Skultans (University of Bristol).
ORAL HISTORY AND FIELDWORK
FOHN, Finnish Literature Society SKS and the Academy of Finland project Strangers from the East – Narratives of Karelian Exiles and Return Migrants from Russia. Key note speakers Molly Andrews (University of East London, UK), Selma Leydesdorff (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), and Anne Heimo (University of Turku).
ORAL HISTORY AND ETHICS
FOHN, Finnish Literature Society SKS, and the Academy of Finland project The Invention of Heroes – Creation and Use of Oral and Written Representations of History, University of Helsinki, Institute for Cultural Research, Folklore Studies and Graduate School of Cultural Interpretation. Key note speakers Robert Perks (British Library, UK), Arja Kuula (University of Tampere, Finland), Ulla-Maija Peltonen (Finnish Literature Society, Finland).
MEMORY AND NARRATION. ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH IN THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN CONTEXT
Finnish Literature Society, SKS, University of Helsinki, Institute for Cultural Research, Folklore Studies. Key note speakers Ronald Grele (Columbia University, USA), Joanna Bornat (Open University, UK).
METHODOLOGICAL CHOICES OF ORAL HISTORY
Finnish Literature Society (SKS), School of Cultural Research of the University of Turku. Key note speakers Alessandro Portelli (University of Rome, Italy), Vieda Skultans (Bristol University, UK).
ORAL HISTORY – THE CHALLENGES OF METHODOLOGY
Finnish Literature Society (SKS). Key note speakers Alessandro Portelli (University of Rome, Italy), Jorma Kalela (University of Turku, Finland), Ulla-Maija Peltonen (University of Helsinki, Finland).