HEPO workshop with Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph

On June 3-4 HEPO organized a workshop ‘Justifications, engagements, grammars’ with professors Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph as invited guests. The workshop took place at the University of Helsinki and was financially supported by the French embassy in Finland. The participants included Finnish, French, Belgian, Russian and US researchers.


Friday, June 3 (address: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, lecture hall 4)

9.00-9.15 Opening of the workshop by Markku Lonkila

9.15-9.30 A word by Laurent Thévenot

9.30-10.30 Boris Gladarev: From “common places” to public affairs: development of local activism in Petersburg.

10.30-11.30 Markku Lonkila: Waste management in Finnish and Russian households

11.30-12.30 Tuomas Ylä-Anttila: The Concept of climate justice and the theory of justification

12.30-14 Lunch

14-15 Matthieu Castelbajac: Sociological expertise in Brazil: anthropologists and traditional communities

15-16 Julien Charles: Personnal requirements of the sollicitation to take part

16-17 Nina Eliasoph: (Title to be announced)

18.45 Reception at the French Embassy


Saturday, June 4 (address: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, lecture hall 4

9.30-10.30 Irina Chunikhina: Defending museums in historical religious buildings. Restitution of Church property in Russia and its contestants

10.30-11.30 Risto Alapuro: Parallels between microhistory and the sociology of critical capacity

11.30-12.30 Eeva Luhtakallio: Communicating the common in local media: Examples from Finland and France

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14-15 Anna Zaytseva: Feeling at home in the spaces for wide circles of intimates: peculiarities of the “familiar regime” at Saint-Petersburg clubs viewed as “commonplaces”

15-16 Veikko Eranti: Not In My Back Yard: Common good and private interest

16-17 Laurent Thévenot: Personal affinities to common places interfering with political public spaces: some challenges for democracy in Russia and France

Closing of the workshop