Workshop program

Seili2019_program (pdf)


Monday, 26.8.2019, Contacts and Dispersal in the Finnic area 

09:40 Meeting at the pier in Turku (Läntinen Rantakatu 37). How to get there 

10:00-12:15 Ferry from Turku harbour to the island of Seili. Short welcoming by Outi Vesakoski and Päivi Onkamo  

12:15-12:30 Walk from Seili harbour to reception (500 m, luggage will be transferred in a trailer). Check-in etc. 

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:3014:00 Multidisciplinary speed dating 

14:00-14:30 Elina Salmela & Sanni Översti Overview of the genetic history of human populations in the Finnic area  

14:30-15:00 Ulla Moilanen Overview of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in the Eastern Fennoscandia 

15:00-15:30 Mia Lempiäinen-Avci The appearance and status of cultivated plants around Gulf of Finland 

15:3016:00 Coffee 

16:00-16:30 Richard Kowalik What can we learn from phylogenetic approaches to language change? 

16:30-17:00 Outi Vesakoski & Mervi de Heer & Terhi Honkola Linguistic contacts in the western Uralic speaker area 

17:00-17:30 Discussions in small groups: Current view about the Finnic past in different fields 

17:30-18:00 Discussion with the whole group: The past of Finnic regarding contacts and dispersal 

18:00-19:00 Dinner 

19:00-20:00 Tour in the island and/or in the Seili church 

20.00-23.00 Sauna & snacks 


Tuesday, 27.8.2019, Contacts and dispersal behind the Ural Mountains 

08:00-09:00 Breakfast 

09:00-09:30 Auli Bläuer: Far out of the domestication center: the history of domesticated animals in Finland

09:30-10:00 Sampsa Holopainen Linguistic prehistory of Ob-Ugric and Samoyed with emphasis on Indo-Iranian loanwords 

10:00-10:30 Coffee 

10:30-11:00 Johannes Krause The genetic history of North Eastern Europe 

11:00-11:30 Juho Pystynen Around the root of the family tree: interpreting lexical divergence 

11:30-12:00 Discussions in small groups: Current view about the past behind the Urals. Contacts within the group/between groups 

12:00-13:00 Lunch 

13:00-13:30 Discussion with the whole group: The past behind the Ural Mountains regarding contacts and dispersal. 

13:30-14:00 Pere Puigbo Evolution of the Tree/Forest of Life 

14:00-14:30 Petro Pesonen & Minerva Piha Compiling archeological and linguistic database 

14:30-15:00 Break 

15:00-15:30 Coffee 

15:30-17:30 Outdoor activities & Stupid Questions: Ask at least one question you have always wanted but never dared to ask from representatives of the other fields.   

18:0020:00 Festive dinner  

20:00-23:00 Sauna & snacks 

Wednesday, 28.8.2019, Novel approaches in studying the holistic past of human  

08:00-09:00 Breakfast  

09:00-09:30 Going through the stupid questions in small groups 

09:30-10:00 Discussion: What is certain in different disciplines? In the border zone of facts and interpretation.  

10:00-10:30 Coffee 

10:30-11:00 Verena Schuenemann Ancient DNA and pathogens: uncovering the past of human infectious diseases 

11:00-11:30 Peter Ranacher Exploring correspondences between language, culture and genes 

11:30-12:00 Check out 

12:00-13:00 Lunch 

13:00-13:30 Denise Kühnert Bayesian phylodynamics reveal the diversification process of Vanuatu’s languages 

13:30-14:00 Luke Maurits Multidisciplinary perspectives on the timing of Proto-Finnic                   disintegration 

14:00-15:00 Hopes and wishes to other disciplines: What should be studied to help your field of science to move forward? Can the other discipline help in reaching these aims?  

15:00-15:45 Final discussion 

16:30-18:15 Ferry from Seili to Turku. Coffee and snacks.