VIII Ethnology Days 13.-14.3.2014 Helsinki

The theme of the VIII Ethnology Days is interpretation and analysis. We invite researchers and museum experts to reflect on the way they go about analyzing and interpreting their data. What kinds of concepts do ethnologists use in their analysis? How do we incorporate our informants into the process of interpretation? How to do interpretations that are in line with research ethics? And what kinds of interpretations do museums offer to the wider public? The question of analysis and interpretation concerns both academic research and cultural institutions as well their interactions with their audiences.

The program of the VIII Ethnology Days includes plenary sessions, workshops, and a debate in the end of the seminar. The invited keynote speakers are Professor Thomas O’ Dell (Lund Universitet, Sweden), Professor Anu Koivunen (Stockholms Universitet, Sweden) and Junior Professor Jörg Niewöhner (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany).

Organizers:  Association of Finnish Ethnologists Ethnos and Helsinki University, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, Ethnology

Partners: National Museum of Finland and Helsinki University Museum

The organizers have received support from Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.