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Historians without Borders: The Use and Abuse of History in Conflict, International Conference in Helsinki, 19th-20th May 2016.

19.5.2016 @ 08:00 - 20.5.2016 @ 17:00

The two-day Conference will begin with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening 18th May 2016 and the Conference will be opened on Thursday morning at the University of Helsinki with addresses by Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, President of Historians without Borders in Finland and Nobel Peace prize laureate, President Martti Ahtisaari.

The venue will be the University of Helsinki at the centre of the city. Historians without Borders in Finland is responsible for the Conference with the cooperation of and input from the University of Helsinki, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland and the Finnish Institute for International Affairs.

The Conference will work in four plenary sessions with keynote speakers and panellists. The themes of the Conference will be explored in six separate, partly parallel workshop sessions with the possibility of analysing closely the role, use and abuse of history in specific ongoing or potential conflicts.

At the closing plenary a decision will be taken on how to continue the work for creating an international network of Historians without Borders.

A more detailed conference program and information on registration, hotel reservations and other details will be sent out in January 2016. The conference fee will be 100 euros and will include the conference materials and invitations to the receptions and the Friday lunch hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

As this is not a scientific conference we are not issuing a call for papers, but we are grateful for all contributions on themes related to the initiative and conference which will be printed and distributed to the conference participants provided we receive them by May 1st 2016.


19.5.2016 @ 08:00
20.5.2016 @ 17:00