Creativity in Art and Science: Genius, Collaborative Processes and Networks

Symposium at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, December 10-11, 2018

The past decade has seen a rising interest in social studies of creativity as sociologists, psychologists, organizational scholars, economists and philosophers have worked to discover the social conditions that give rise to new and important ideas, concepts, and products. Each of these disciplines has employed a distinctive perspective on how to conceptualize, measure, and analyze the major social antecedents of creative work. Still, despite this excitement and these advances there is little integration of research across these fields.

The time is thus opportune for the integration of theories and research findings, and for the development of multi-method approaches to test theories of the social and psychological factors that contribute (or obstruct) creativity. Additionally, the study of creativity is also particularly timely because universities are facing great changes and challenges. In addition to preparing graduates with knowledge and skills to work in existing institutions, academic institutes are being reshaped to apply creative research which is often reduced to the function of spearheading economic redevelopment.

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Register to the conference by December 7 (for coffee and reception):

Invited speakers include:

Eeva Anttila, Michael P. Farrell, Henrik Fürst, John N. Parker, Gary Alan Fine, Randall Collins, Keith Sawyer, Erkki Kilpinen, Kirsi Tirri, Susanna Lindberg, Ugo Corte, Antti Gronow, Anssi Smedlund, and Aasa Karimo.

The organizers are Ugo Corte, Susanna Lindberg, Matthias De Groof, and Kirsi Tirri. The event is open to the public and take place at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Central Campus of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 24A, 3rd Floor).

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