Change – 9th National Conference in Cultural Studies and 6th National Conference in Cultural Policy Studies, Tampere December 13th and 14th 2019
It is said that we live amidst constant and profound changes. Migration challenges the received national conceptions and practices; digitalization changes the foundations of everyday life; the working life is transforming; traditional communities fall apart and new communities are born; technological advancement and the climate change affect the conditions of living; culture is the scene for the focal disputes of our time; etc.
As the changes are said to be rapid, it is worthwhile to take a step aside and look closer what is genuinely new in these changes, what is old in new forms and what is continuation of the old.
The joint conference diagnoses the change from various perspectives. Possible topics for sessions and individual papers are:
- Who has the power to define what changes and the directions of change?
- How are old forms of thought, institutions and practices changing?
- What in the ”now” is a part of long term developments, and what can be seen as genuinely ”new”?
- What kinds of stories of change there are?
- What are the functions of various discourses of change?
- To what extent the change is real and to what extent it is rhetorics?
- How can critical research sketch the actual changes and their dynamics?
- What is the role of research and researchers in the changes?
Also such sessions and papers are welcome that discuss the change from other that the perspectives mentioned above.
The session proposals should be 250–300 words by length. See the Lyyti form (click “In English” in the upper left corner).
The paper proposals should be 250–300 words by length. See the Lyyti form (click “In English” in the upper left corner).
First set of accepted sessions will be published in early May on the event webpage, followed by the second call for sessions and papers.
Inquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org