[H-verkko] Helsinki, Travelling Memories -symposium Helsingissä 27.-28.11.

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Travelling Memories -symposium Helsingissä 27.-28.11.

Helsinki, Kirkkokatu 6
27.11.2014 klo 08:50 – 28.11.2014 klo 17:50

Welcome to the fifth international symposium of the
Finnish Oral History Network

Travelling Memories: Lives in Transition
Helsinki, 27–28 November 2014

Mass migration and new media are the key characteristics of today’s world.
Though people have always moved from place to place, never before has migration
in all its forms affected so many people’s lives as it does today. Even when
we ourselves do not move mediated memories of people
living in diaspora and exile are a part of our everyday life. Travelling is also
an essential feature of memory. To stay alive memories must continuously be on
the move. Memories move across and beyond territorial and social boundaries
from one individual to another, from one media to another,
and each time new layers of meaning are added to them.

The keynote speakers are

Baiba Bela (University of Latvia): Complexities of Memory Travel: Latvian Case

Alessando Portelli (University of Rome-La Sapienza): An Open World. Refugees,
Migrants and Guest at Europe's Borders

Outi Fingerroos (University of Jyväskylä): Reuniting Families: Oral Narratives
of Somali Immigrants and Finnish Officials

The program will include keynote lectures, paper sessions and a closing panel.
The language of the conference is English.

The keynote lectures and paper sessions will be open for all. You will be able
to follow the keynote lectures online at

Symposium admission (50€ standard / 35€ concession: students/unwaged)
includes tea or coffee on both days, a guided visit to Finnish Literature
Society on Wednesday and the symposium reception at Finnish Literature Society
on Thursday. See www.finlit.fi/fohn-seminars for the program and further

Enquiries: fohn at finlit.fi or katri.kivilaakso at finlit.fi

Tiedustelut: Katri Kivilaakso (katri.kivilaakso at finlit.fi)
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