The annual Finnish Anthropology Conference, hosted by the Finnish Anthropological Society, is being held in Helsinki, May 11th-12th 2010, and proposals for individual papers are now being invited. The principal theme of the conference – Ideas of Value – introduces a notion which has been employed in anthropology and related disciplines to illuminate economic, ethical, linguistic, aesthetic, and political aspects of the human experience. More recently, anthropologists have become interested in the linkages between different sets of values. These discussions, about ethical and economic value, for example, have sought to discover what seemingly opposite notions of value could have in common. Consequently, value is studied by moving through different spheres and categories of culture and society.
The topics and guidelines for confirmed sessions may be accessed at:
Abstracts of individual presentations for these sessions (approximately 250 words) are now invited: the deadline is March 31st 2010. Please submit these as word file attachments both to co-ordinators of sessions and anna.a.autio(a)helsinki.fi.
Confirmed Key Note Speakers:
• Keith Hart (Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Goldsmiths & University of London)
• Jukka Siikala (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Helsinki)
• Martin Holbraad (University College London)
To assist with running costs, a conference fee of 50€ is payable by non-members of the Finnish Anthropological Society; alternatively, yearly membership of the Society is 35€ and includes delivery of the quarterly publication: “Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society” (a possible publication venue for conference papers). Details of membership requirements are available at the Society’s membership pages:
Marie-Louise Karttunen Ph.D.
Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
P.O. Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 D)
00014 University of Helsinki
office tel. +358 9 19123846
fax. +358 9 19123006
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