The final programme for HEL-LEX 3 is now available. In addition to regular papers, the academic programme will include plenary presentations by Lynda Mugglestone, Philip Durkin and Michael Adams.

Conference trip to Fiskars Village

Fiskars Ironworks was founded in 1649 by Peter Thorwöste, when Queen Christina of Sweden granted the Dutch businessman a privilege to manufacture cast iron and forged products. By the 19th century, there were hundreds of workers living in the ironworks village. In 1967, Fiskars started manufacturing what became one of their best known products, the orange plastic-handled scissors. While the industry moved away in the 1980s, the place and its traditions were kept alive, and today the village is home to more than a hundred creative arts professionals. Before the dinner at Fiskars Wärdshus, we’ll have a chance to visit ceramist Karin Widnäs at her home.

After the conference

On the return from Tvärminne to Helsinki on Saturday, we can arrange for the bus to stop at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, in which case the bus will arrive at the airport at approximately 15:00–15:30. For those staying in Helsinki until Sunday, we have arranged a post-conference meet at the Lyceum Club in Helsinki (see map), which will include an evening snack for a small fee.