"No such thing as heritage?", International Symposium at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

"No such thing as heritage?" - from basic assumptions and constructs to reconceptualizations. International Symposium at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland, March 4-6, 2020

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  • Was Konferenz | Tagung"No such thing as heritage?", International Symposium at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
  • Wann bis (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Finnland
  • Anmeldung bis 24.02.2020
  • URL https://blogs.helsinki.fi/nosuchthingasheritage/
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Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Common Room, 3rd floor (Fabianinkatu 24, Helsinki)

WEDNESDAY, March 4th 2020
9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Opening

Keynote I: Laurajane Smith (Australian National University)
Cultural Heritage: Politics, Nationalism and Populism

10.45–11.00   Coffee/tea break

Session 1: Powers and Potentials of Indigenous Heritage
Coppélie Cocq (University of Helsinki)
An Indigenous Digital Humanities Perspective on the Production of Cultural Heritage
Andreas Kalkun (University of Helsinki and Estonian Literary Museum)
Translating or Stealing? Translating Seto Songs into Estonian
Rani-Henrik Andersson (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)
National Parks as Sites of Cultural Heritage or Re-Indigenization of National Parks
Karina Lukin (University of Helsinki and University of Eastern Finland)
The Imperial Legacy of the Soviet Indigenous Heritage

13.00–14.15   Lunch break (for speakers, Common room)

14.15–15.45   Session 2: Politics and Negotiations
Elo-Hanna Seljamaa (University of Tartu)
Victory Day in Estonia: Heritage and Folklore
Gertjan Plets (Utrecht University)
Theorising Post-Conflict Heritage: The Politics of the Reconstruction of Palmyra in a Comparative Perspective
Dani Schrire (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Postcards as Heritage? An Autoethnography of an Arrival of a Collection

15.45–16.15   Coffee/tea break

16.15–17:15 Session 3: Emmi Kuittinen (Finland)

17.30 Reception, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Common Room, 3rd floor

THURSDAY, March 5th 2020
09.45 Coffee/tea

Keynote II: Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu)
Critical (Re)conceptualizations in the Politics of Heritage

11.00–11.15 Coffee/tea break

11.15–13.15 Session 4: Constructing and De-/Reconstructing Categories
Johanna Turunen (University of Jyväskylä)
Challenging the Concept of Cultural Heritage – Towards an Idea of Transcultural Heritage
Katriina Siivonen (University of Turku)
Not Heritage, but the Impact of Heritage
Antti-Ville Kärjä (University of the Arts Helsinki)
Music Heritagisation in Finland: Anything Goes?
Michael Dylan Foster (University of California, Davis)
Intangible Cultural Taxonomies: Practices of Heritage Classification and their Esocultural Effects

13.15–14.30   Lunch break (for speakers, Common room)

14.30–16.00   Session 5: Conceptualization and Practice
Johanna Enqvist (University of Helsinki)
Classifications, Conceptualisations and Concepts – the Order of Heritage
Kärt Summatavet (University of Tartu)
Ulla Savolainen (University of Helsinki)
Exploring Memory, Heritage, and Tradition through the Museum Exhibition “Ingrians – Forgotten Finns”

16.00–16.30 Coffee/tea break

16.30–17.30 Session 6: Einar Selvik (Norway)

19.00 Dinner (for speakers) Restaurant Aino

FRIDAY, March 6th 2020
09.45 Coffee/tea

Keynote III: Suzie Thomas (University of Helsinki)
‘Dark’ Heritage?

11.00–11.15 Coffee/tea break

11.15–13.15 Session 7: Politics of Place
David C Harvey (Aarhus University)
Heritage and Landscape – Everywhere or Nowhere?
Heidi Haapoja-Mäkelä (University of Helsinki) & Hannu Linkola (University of Turku)
The Nation of Trees? The Heritagization of Forest Landscape in 21st Century Finland
Oona Silmolin (University of Helsinki)
Heritage Interpretation and the Construction of the National Identity in the Fortress of Suomenlinna, Helsinki
Maunu Häyrynen (University of Turku)
Landscape as Chronotope. Integrating the national past in Finnish landscape

13.15–14.30 Lunch break (for speakers, Common room)

14.30–15.30 Session 8: Girilal Baars (Sweden)

15.30–16.00 Coffee/tea break

16.00–17.00 Session 9: From Fantasy to Mythologization
Derek Fewster (University of Helsinki)
Global Heritage in Digital Fantasy: Values and Collective Memories in the Game of The Elder Scrolls Online
Frog (University of Helsinki)
Heritage, Semiotic Ideologies and Mythologization

17.00 Closing discussion

NB! The symposium is open and free of charge for everyone. The participants are kindly asked to register online by February 24th.

Please note that the lunches during the symposium and the dinner on Thursday are for speakers only.

For further information about the conference, feel free to contact Eila Stepanova or visit symposium websit.

Symposium is organized by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in collaboration with:

Folklore Studies of the University of Helsinki
The Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology
Kone funded project “Ownership, language, and cultural heritage: Ideologies of folk poetry in the areas of Finland, Republic of Karelia, and Estonia”
“Performative negotiations of belonging in contemporary Estonia” (PSG48) start-up grant funded by the Estonian Research Council
Kone funded project “Language Repertoires and Ideologies in the Emergence of the Collaborative Heritage and Literature of the Nenets”
Academy of Finland project “Mythology, Verbal Art and Authority in Social Impact”
HUMANA – Human Migration and Network Analysis: Developing New Research Methods for the Study of Human Migration and Social Change


Nähere Informationen

Eila Stepanova

eila.stepanova[ at ]helsinki.fi