Welcome to the Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2019!

Registration for the conference is now open. The conference will take place in Helsinki from the 29th to 30th of August 2019. See the conference website for program and list of panels.

o   To register, please visit: https://holvi.com/shop/FAS/

o   Conference fees:
Non-members of the Finnish Anthropological Society: €100
Members of the Finnish Anthropological Society and WCAA member societies: €60
Bachelor’s and master’s program students: €25 (members of the Society) or €55 (non-members)
Conference dinner (optional) 50 €

o   Membership fees:
Regular membership fee 40 € per year.
Student membership 30 € per year

Contact timeFAS2019[a]gmail.com for details.

See the conference website for further information.


On Time: Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society
Helsinki, August 29–30, 2019

Time is a classic topic in anthropology: it has been viewed as a natural, linguistic, religious, economic and generational phenomenon, among other things. But it is hard to recall when time would have been as widely researched as it is right now. The theme of the 2019 conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society was chosen largely to find out “why time now?” Is it because we have become increasingly aware of the plurality of temporal regimes in our lives, for example, or because of our increased sensitivity to these due to the increased movement of ever more people? And is this why the plural “temporalities” is now often favoured over the singular “time”?

Ultimately, it must be anthropology’s versatility that makes it particularly well suited for grasping and narrating time as a combination of politics, space, materiality, language, scale, valuation, prediction, and growth – again just to name but a few themes. But what has anthropology learnt from the study of time? Has the current “temporal turn” gone far enough for us to take stock of its accomplishments?

The 2019 Finnish Anthropological Society conference “On Time” investigates these themes in panels and films. The keynote speaker of the conference is Ghassan Hage, and the 2019 Edvard Westermarck memorial lecture will be given by Laura Bear on the eve of the conference (August 28).

The conference website is http://www.antropologinenseura.fi/en/events/anthropology-conference-2019/

The Finnish Anthropological Society Conference is organised in co-operation with the discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Literature Society.

General inquiries regarding the conference can be addressed to timeFAS2019[a]gmail.com

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