The Conference starts on Wednesday (8th Dec) with an evening together. Light snacks and cultural program will be offered.

The sessions will be held from Thursday morning (9th Dec) 9 AM to Friday afternoon (10th Dec) 4 PM. We recommend that participants arriving from outside of Joensuu should arrange their travel to the city at the latest on Wednesday evening to be able to participate to the sessions held on Thursday morning. Additionally, on Wednesday (8th Dec) we will arrange a workshop on article publication aimed for doctoral students working on their dissertation. More information on the workshop will be provided later.

The Keynote speakers of the conference are Professor of Ethnomusicology Jocelyne Guilbault (University of California, Berkeley), Professor of Social and Public Policy Eeva Jokinen (University of Eastern Finland), and Professor of Media Studies Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku).

Preliminary Conference Program

Wednesday 8/12/2021

At the university campus
12.30–17.30 Workshop for doctoral students / documentary screenings

At Artfactory Siihtala
18 Conference opening & Keynote lecture by Eeva Jokinen
19.30–22 Get-together and cultural program

Thursday 9/12/2021

At the university campus
9–10.15 Keynote lecture by Jocelyne Guilbault “‘Trinis (Trinidadians) Know How to Party’: Black Joy and Politics
10.30–12.30 Working groups
12.30–13.30 Lunch break
13.30–16.30 Working groups
17–18 Panel discussion

At Restaurant Kerubi
19–22 Conference dinner and cultural program

Friday 10/12/2021

At the university campus
9.30–11.30 Working groups
11.30–12.30 Lunch Break
12.30–14 Keynote lecture by Susanna Paasonen and closing of the conference

Contact us

Tuomas Järvenpää
the Chair of the Organizing Committee

Covid-19 and Potential Influence on the Conference

The organizers of the conference actively follow and assess the potential influence of the Covid-19 pandemic to the health and security of arranging the conference in Joensuu. As of now, we are organizing the conference in Joensuu. However, if necessary, the conference is moved to be held either in a hybrid format (with online as well as on-site participation) or fully online. Any potential changes will be informed to the participants well in advance.