Tvärminne 2018


Uskontotiede 2.o: Etnografiasta netnografiaan

Religionsvetenskap 2.0: Från etnografi till netnografi

Study of Religions 2.0: From Etnography to Netnography

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual autumn seminar for doctoral students offered by the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (SUS). The event will be held on November 15.–16.11.2018 (Thu-Fri) in Helsinki University’s Tvärminne Zoological stationin Hanko (J. A. Palménin tie 260). This years theme “Study of Religions 2.0: From Etnography to Netnography”, invites conversation about the various forms of research conducted in contemporary settings. How has the study of religions changed during the last 40 years? How have such global shifts as the digitalization project affected the work of scholars of religion? We invite doctoral students to write short papers on the theme; however, it is also possible to participate in the seminar with a current research plan. The participants’papers will be discussed and analyzed in small groups led by experts of the subject.

Among those delivering the inspirational keynote speeches will be associate professorJohanna Sumiala from the University of Helsinki research program “Religion and the Digital World”, professor Timo Kallinen from the University of Eastern Finland, and professor Terhi Utriainen from the University of Turku.

The languages of the seminar are English, Finnish, and Swedish. The participation fee is EUR 30. The fee includes accommodations, meals and sauna. Travel expenses will be covered by the participants. We recommend carpooling. If needed, the organizing team will help to coordinate shared cars from Turku and Helsinki.

The participants are requested to enroll, as well as send the title and a short description of the paper (5-10 lines) through this link by 14.9.2018. The participation fee should also be paid by that date to the account of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (Ålandsbanken FI316601 0001 1690 28). Please include your name and “Tvärminne 2018” in the message field.The more detailed themes of the groups, confirmed names of the group leaders and attendees will be announced on 28.9.2018. The final papers (2-3 pages) should be sent by 26.10.2018.

If you have any questions, please contact:

With kind regards,

Organizing team
Katri Karhunen, Mikko Kurenlahti, Hanna-Kaisa Piironen and Roosa Haimila University of Helsinki