Working seminar - spring 2021

A small plant growing on a hand.
Bulletin 13.4.2021

Twice a year, the Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts and Society organizes an interdisciplinary working seminar for all students in the programme. At the working seminars, doctoral researchers from the different disciplines of the programme and at different stages of their project meet to present their work and discuss the work of others.

The spring 2021 working seminar will be held online on Friday April 23rd, 2021. Registration information is circulated on the doctoral programme's mailing list and a participation link will be sent prior to the event to all registered participants. For further information, please contact the doctoral programme's planning officer Lauri Turpeinen (


9:25 Opening words 

9:30-10:15 Keynote (including Q&A): Vappu Kannas  

Vappu Kannas, PhD, will talk about her experiences after she left academia. What are the challenges that come with career change? On the other hand, what are the joys? Kannas defended her dissertation in 2015 and has since worked as a full-time writer, translator, and freelance researcher. Her novel Rosa Clay (Kustantamo S&S) came out in 2020. Her second novel will come out in June.

(5m break)  

10.20-11.35 Panel 1: Values, Research Goals, and Societal Relevance of Science  

Teemu Lari: Epistemic Values, Scientific Diversity, and Policymaking
Anita Välikangas: ’Mission-oriented’ and ’Bottom-up’ in Interdisciplinary Research Funding: The Definition of Research Goals in Interdisciplinary Research 
Sofia Blanco Sequeiros: Values and Discordant Evidence: Examples from Finnish Criminal Policy 

(25m lunch) 

12.00-13.15 Panel 2: Venäjästä suomalaisin, Suomesta venäläisin silmin   

Nikita Drozdov: Varhaiset venäläiset Suomi-kuvaukset
Anni Lappela: Urheilu ja kaupunkitila venäläisessä nykyproosassa
Riku Toivola: Dostojevskin suomalaisen lukijakunnan synty 

(15m coffee break) 

13.30-14.45 Panel 3: Panu Heimonen, Reeta Holopainen, Sampsa Huttunen  

Panu Heimonen: Re-evaluating the Concept of Double-anlage: Mozart’s Concerto Forms as an Evolving Dialogue
Reeta Holopainen: Ekolingvistiikan ja ekokritiikin kohtaamispintoja. Ekolingvistinen metodi osana runon ekokriittistä luentaa
Sampsa Huttunen: Psychophysiological Reactions to Human Face under Different Lighting Conditions – A Pilot Study 

(15m break)  

15.00-16.15 Panel 4: Risto Tiihonen, Tuomo Käkelä, Dane Gogoshin  

Risto Tiihonen: Husserl on Aspects of Agency in Judgment
Tuomo Käkelä: Borders and the Question of Unit
Dane Gogoshin: Shaping Moral Agency

16.20-16.45 Final words and cocktail chatter  

Bulletin 13.4.2021

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