[H-verkko] Turku, Constructors of the Pasts - Turku 21.-22.5.2015

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Constructors of the Pasts - Turku 21.-22.5.2015

Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1
21.5.2015 klo 10:00 – 22.5.2015 klo 14:30

Constructors of the Pasts - Role of Archives as Networks of Power and Sites of

Turku, 21‒22 May 2015, University of Turku, auditorium Salus, Sanitas 3rd
floor. Lemminkäisenkatu 1.

The considerations on the reasons underpinning the founding of archives and the
related power dynamics, made by the archival theorist T.R. Schellenberg in the
1950s, are equally topical today. The formal and practical reasons are based on
the need of the public authorities to have documents and to make administration
more efficient whereas the cultural motivations underline the national and
historical value of documents.

However, these values change over time, and in this context the power has been
and is still exercised by the employees of the archives. A special gatekeeper
role has been held by national archives and their directors. They have had the
ultimate decision as to whose history is worth saving. Moreover, it is important
to ask how the historical decisions and the collecting, indexing, description,
and cataloguing of the materials orientate the current research. In the context
of various documents, only certain features are considered relevant and the
decisions on choices are made by certain key individuals at the national
archival institutions.





10.00 Opening: Leader of the research project, Professor Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen

10.15 Keynote: Professor Peter Aronsson: Uses of the Past and the Role of

11.15 Keynote: Associate Professor Tiiu Jago: Public Archives in Estonia in the
Context of Political Changes and Developments in Research

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch (is not provided)

13.30 – 16.15. Session I Sites of Memory

13.30 Doctoral candidate Andreas McKeough: Conflicting Memories. The Archiving
of Texts on the Finnish Civil War as a Historical and Ideological Process

Commenter Liisa Vuonokari-Bomström

14.00 PhD, Docent Ulla-Maija Peltonen: Revising Private Archive Canon. What is
personal in Personal Archives?

Commenter Mikael Korhonen

14.30‒15.00 Coffee and tea

15.00 Doctoral candidate Liisa Vuonokari-Bomström: Archives as Spoils of War

Commenter Petra Hakala

15.30 PhD Outi Hupaniittu: Contesting the Impartiality - Critical Reading of the
Finnish Disposal Policies

Commenter Ulla Maija Peltonen

16.00 – 16.15 Conclusion: Professor Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen



10.00-11.00   Keynote: Professor Maryanne Dever: On Not Taking Notes in the

11.00 – 12.15 Lunch (is not provided)

12.15 – 13.45 Session II Networks of Power

12.15 Doctoral candidate Taina Saarenpää: Constructing the Medieval Past

Commenter Andreas McKeough

12.45 Doctoral candidate Petra Hakala: Archive and Social Networks (Case Society
of Swedish Literature in Finland)

Commenter Outi Hupaniittu

13.15. PhD Mikael Korhonen: Digital History Writing

Commenter Taina Saarenpää

13.15 –14.30 Conclusion: Professor Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen


The seminar is free, but participants are asked to fill in a registration form
by 14th of May.

For more information, please contact Outi Hupaniittu outi.hupaniittu(at)utu.fi
or Petra Hakala petra.m.hakala(at)utu.fi.

Tiedustelut: Outi Hupaniittu (outi.hupaniittu at utu.fi)
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