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National and Transnational Notions of “The Social”

Concepta, International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought and NordWel, The Nordic Centre of Excellence: The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges organise jointly a seminar focusing on the methodological issues concerning the logics of conceptualisation.

National and Transnational Notions of “The Social”

Date: Thursday 21 August, 2008
Place: Arppeanum, Auditorium, Snellmaninkatu 3, Helsinki


14.00 Opening of the seminar
Henrik Stenius, Research Director, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki

14.15 Keynote lecture
Bo Stråth, Professor in Nordic, European and Global History, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki

15.00 Coffee and Tea

15.20 Panel Discussion with

Christoph Conrad, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Geneva, on the Cross-National Movement of the Social

Hanne Marlene Dahl, Associate Professor, The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, on the ‘Social’ of the Social Care

Janet Newman, Professor of Social Policy, The Open University, UK, on the Governing of the Social

Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Assistant Professor in International History, Aarhus University, on the New Beginnings in the Case of the Social

16.40 Discussion

17.30 Closing of the seminar

18.00 Reception

For more information and registration by 15 August please contact either Heidi Haggrén at or Sanna Joutsijoki at