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Cultural Meanings of Illness – An interdisciplinary Nordic seminar
Turku 15.04.2011 klo 10:00 - 15.04.2011 klo 17:00

Cultural Meanings of Illness – An interdisciplinary Nordic seminar

April 15, 2011, 10-17
Janus Auditorium, Sirkkala campus, Kaivokatu 12, University of Turku

How do we understand health and illness? In which ways are they
embedded in different historical, cultural, and social practices? Are
notions of health/illness gendered and classed – and if so, how?

The one-day inter-Nordic and interdisciplinary seminar will ponder on
different representations of health and illness in both historical and
contemporary contexts. Invited speakers will shed light on various
aspects of illness – understood both as a personal experience, as a
social concern, as a variety of cultural representations, and as
social and historical constructions. The use and analysis of
different materials (medical documents, fictional texts,
autobiographical accounts, lay writings or scientific articles) and
methods used in research, give rise to different questions – and

The purpose of the seminar is to bring together scholars interested
in diverse perspectives and views concerning health and illness. The
invited speakers and panelists represent disciplines such as history,
literature, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, and gender studies.
The seminar is organized by the Kone research project Cultural
Meanings of Illness in Modernizing Finland,

Seminar program

10:00 Opening: Professor Päivi Lappalainen (Finnish
Literature,University of Turku)

10:15 – 11:15 Professor emerita Merete Mazzarella (Scandinavian
Literature, University of Helsinki): How healthy is healthy enough?

11:15 – 12.15 Professor Marja-Liisa Honkasalo (Medical Anthropology,
Linköping University, University of Turku): Illness, relationality
and modes of agency - An ethnographic perspective of illness

12 .15- 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.15 Associate professor Lars-Eric Jönsson (Ethnology, Lund
University): Experiences from psychiatry in Scandinavian literature
and autobiographies

14.15-14:45 Coffee

14:45-15:45 Dr Kirsi Tuohela (Cultural History, University of Turku):
The rise of asylum narratives in Finland

15:45-16:45 Panel Discussion: Inter- and/or multidisciplinary
practices in research on health & illness.
Panelists: Merete Mazzarella, Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Associate
professor Elina Oinas (Sociology, University of Helsinki), and
Professor Hannu Salmi (Cultural History, University of Turku). Chair:
Dr Jutta Ahlbeck-Rehn (The Social Science Research Institute, Åbo
Akademi University)

16:45-17 Closing remarks

Kirsi Tuohela <kirsi.tuohela at utu.fi> puh. +358 2 333 5221 

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