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.