Shocks and Reconstructions: Histories of Long-Term Inequalities (Finland in Comparison V)

University of Tampere, Finland, October 24–25, 2016

The fifth meeting in the international seminar series Finland in Comparison, organised by  The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research, will explore and discuss national histories in comparative perspective.

Keynote Speakers


University of Tampere, Finland.

Call for Papers

The special theme of the 2016 conference is the role of long-term inequalities in societal development: what kind of inequalities and distinctions have been important in history, how they have been produced and/or overcome. The range of topics may vary from medieval to current phenomena and from material to social or spiritual spheres of life. We welcome papers focusing on the history of Finland, or any society, and especially comparative approaches, in time or in space.

Researchers interested in proposing an individual paper or a session are invited to send a short abstract (max 250 words) in English by June 30, 2016 to the following email address: johanna.annola[at] The accepted / rejected speakers will be notified in August.

While no travel grants are available, the organisers will provide meals and accommodation in Tampere for accepted speakers. There is no registration fee.