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SIEF2021 15th Congress

Helsinki, Finland
21-24 June 2021

Breaking the rules? Power, participation, transgression

The 15th international SIEF congress will take you to Helsinki, a vibrant city by the Baltic Sea with an Arctic twist. Helsinki is known for its laid-back and safe atmosphere, its internationality and open-mindedness, and the proximity of urban culture and mesmerising nature. The congress will be hosted by the University of Helsinki, Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution (est. 1640). With the theme Breaking the rules? Power, participation and transgression, we invite and encourage participants to explore the dynamics, modes, arenas and implications of breaking the rules and to revisit and discuss underlying concepts. To break rules is to be an agent of change and reveal the (dis)ruptures in our societies, and we propose to examine what "breaking the rules" has implied and - and still does! - various in social, economic, political, cultural and academic contexts.

Key dates

Call for panels etc 22/06 - 07/09/2020
Panels selected 01/10/2020
Call for papers 05/10 - 23/11/2020
Papers marked up 07/12/2020
Transfer process 14/12/2020 - 11/01/2021
Early Bird registration 18/01 - 01/03/2021
University of Helsinki
Kalevalaseura Foundation
visit Ethnos
Museo Virast
Uni of Eastern Finland