[H-verkko] Helsinki, Prestige in Language and History, Explorations in 18th- and 19th-century Europe

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Prestige in Language and History, Explorations in 18th- and
19th-century Europe
Helsinki 28.04.2011  - 28.04.2011 

Prestige in Language and History:
Explorations in 18th- and 19th-century Europe
28-29 April 2011, Tieteiden talo, Helsinki.
Invited keynote speakers:
Elizabeth Eger, King's College London
Susan M. Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield
Studies of prestige comprise a multidisciplinary enterprise with
links to research fields like sociolinguistics, network studies,
social history, and cultural evolution. In Henrich & Gil-White
(2001), prestige is defined as noncoerced, interindividual,
human status asymmetries , or as freely conferred deference on an
individual who excels in valued domains of activity. Prestige is a
salient factor in human societies and networks. It affects our
everyday lives, as prestigious groups or individuals serve as valued
models e.g. for the choices we make and the attitudes we hold on
levels including lifestyles, consumer habits, affiliations, and
language varieties.
But how is prestige conferred on individuals or groups; who are the
prestigious in different conditions; what sorts of consequences does
prestige have in different domains of activity; and how do prestige
patterns change in time and how can we study prestige in language and
history? Understanding prestige as a multifaceted factor in human
behaviour and interpersonal relationships will ultimately help us see
prestige patterns as culturally and socially conditioned changing
Organizers: Minna Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala, and Anni Sairio
(Language and Identity research group), the Department of Modern
Languages, University of Helsinki.
The seminar is free and open to all, and the language of the seminar
is English. Contact Anni Sairio (anni.sairio at helsinki.fi) for more
information. Registration by April 17th:
The programme and the abstracts:
Thursday 28.4.
10-10.30 Registration
10.30-11 Introduction to the seminar
11-12 Elizabeth Eger:  Queen of the Bluestockings : Elizabeth
power and prestige
12-13 Lunch break
13-13.30 Anders Ahlqvist: Prestige and language in Finland and
13.30-14 Alex Snellman: Prestige as status capital: Interconnected
power resources and the events of 1808-1809 in Finland
14-14.30 Coffee break
14.30-15 Arja Nurmi & Päivi Pahta: Multilingualism and prestige in
women s
eighteenth-century English
15-15.30 Sara Nordlund-Laurent: Sisters in life and letters: Roles
relations in the correspondence of Anna and Helena Westermarck in
and 1899
Friday 29.4.
9-10 Susan M. Fitzmaurice:  Varnished vice : Aristocracy, prestige
reputation in eighteenth-century England
10-10.15 Coffee break
10.15-10.45 Taru Nordlund: Sub-elite writers and elite genres:
class writers and the regimes of literacy in nineteenth-century
10.45-11.15 Anni Sairio: Letters of the  polite  and the  learned :
influence of social and linguistic prestige in eighteenth-century
English correspondence
11.15-11.45 Maria Vainio-Kurtakko: Aristocracy as a strategy and an
ideal: A case study of Albert Edelfelt
11.45-13 Lunch break
13-13.30 Jacques Van Keymeulen: Naming languages: an innocent
13.30-14 Doris Stolberg: Why German? European encounters in the
14-14.30 Coffee break
14.30-15 Christel Björkstrand: Politeness pinpointing social utopia:
An interdisciplinary analysis of Friedrich Schiller s play Wilhelm
15-15.30 Irma Tapaninen: An author who lost his prestige in 1909
15.30-16 Minna Nevala: How to behave like a gentleman: Seventeeth-
eighteenth-century conduct books in focus

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/prestigeseminar/ (
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