The Society for Cultural Studies in Finland
The Society for Cultural Studies in Finland promotes multi- and interdisciplinary cultural research in Finland. The Society brings together researchers of cultural studies working in various universities, universities of applied sciences, and other research institutions and entities. Additionally, the Society acts as a forum for further education.
The Society of Cultural Studies in Finland participates in creating science policy and voicing viewpoints in other societal discussions. Furthermore, the Society aims to make research conducted in cultural studies known to the public. At the core of the Society’s activities are the organization of the biennial National Conference in Cultural Studies and the publication of the Kulttuurintutkimus- journal, which is published four times a year. The National Conference in Cultural Studies alternates biennially with the thematic Summer School, which is aimed for doctoral candidates. Additionally, the Society for Cultural Studies in Finland offers and organizes further events and shares information on relevant current cultural studies issues through social media and the Society’s mailing list.
Most members of the Society of Cultural Studies in Finland identify themselves as members of the fields of humanities and social studies. However, the Society has members who are active in various academic disciplines.
The Society of Cultural Studies in Finland was established in 2008 and it continues the activities of the Cultural Research Network founded in 1984. Today, the Society and its activities are funded through membership fees. You can join the Society of Cultural Studies in Finland by filling out a membership application (in Finnish). In addition to private persons, institutions can support the Society by becoming members. An institution can become a member of the Society by filling out the membership application or by contacting the Secretary of the Society via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).