2017

 

  • Niina Timosaari interviewed in Aamulehti 28.5.2017.
  • Open lectures: The Intellectual Landscape of the Westermarckian Circle. Guest lectures organised by SLS and Research Project “The Intellectual Landscape of the Westermarckian Circle”: Wednesday 31 May 2017, at 10-12 am, at The Swedish Literary Association in Finland, Ritarikatu 5, Helsinki. Two Swedish historians of social science give public presentations as part of the final seminar of the Westermarck project.

Programme:

10.00 Welcome & introduction: Petteri Pietikäinen (PI of the Westermarck project, University of Oulu)

10.15 Per Wisselgren (University of Umeå): From above and along the ground: On the socio-spatial conceptualisation of a social scientific gaze in late 19th century Sweden

11.00 Carl Marklund (University of Södertorn): The ghost of the social engineer: Birth, death and strange afterlife of social engineering

2016

  • Niina Timosaari, ”Edvard Westermarck ja ihmistieteiden hyöty”, Kasvatus ja aika 3/2016.
  • Petteri Pietikäinen, “Evolution, Morality and Society: Edward Westermarck and his circle of evolutionists in Finland”. Presentation at the Argumenta Seminar on Evolution in Oulu on 28 November 2016. Organiser: Prof. Seppo Vainio.
  • Niina Timosaari & Julia Dahlberg: Edvard Westermarck och kvinnorna / Edvard Westermarck ja naiset, interview at the Helsinki Bookfair 28.10.2016.
  • Julia Dahlberg, “Grandfather and the Enlightenment. Performing Family Tradition in the Late 19th Century Educated Finnish Elite”, presentation at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History, Trieste, Italy, 18–22 July 2016.
  • Jouni Ahmajärvi, “Ragnar Numelin and the origins of diplomacy”, presentation at the ESHHS & Cheiron conference, Barcelona 28.6.2016.
  • Jouni Ahmajärvi: Månadens forskare vid Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland – augusti 2016 (article in Swedish)
  • Väitös 28.5.2016: Niina Timosaari (Oulun yliopisto). Tieteen keinoin yhteiskunnallisen oikeudenmukaisuuden puolesta: Edvard Westermarck ja sukupuolta, seksuaalisuutta ja avioliittoa koskevat lainuudistusvaatimukset [Justice through Science: Edward Westermarck and the call for legal reforms concerning gender, sexuality and marriage].  Abstract here.
  • Otto Pipatti: Månadens forskare vid Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland – april 2016 (article in Swedish).
  • Niina Timosaari: Månadens forskare vid Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland – januari 2016 (article in Swedish).
  • Julia Dahlberg: “Family Networks and Scientific Ideas. The Arrival of Darwinism in Finland”, European Social Science History Conference 2016, Valencia, Spain.
  • Julia Dahlberg: “Som en slagen hjälte under våra fötter. Berget som symbol och bergsbestigning som upplevelse i två självbiografiska texter från det sena 1800-talet”. Världen i sinnet, i verket, på kartan. Nätverket för 1800-talsstudiers 8:e årskonferens, 28–29.1.2016 Helsingfors.

2015

  • Sessio: Tieteen ja yhteiskunnan vuorovaikutussuhteet varhaisessa suomalaisessa sosiologiassa: westermarckilaiset julkisina intellektuelleina. Historiantutkimuksen päivät, Joensuu 24.10.2015.
    – Julia Dahlberg ja Niina Timosaari: ”Tiedemies asiantuntijana ja intellektuellina. Tapaus Edward Westermarck”
    – Jouni Ahmajärvi ja Otto Pipatti: ”Westermarckilaiset ja teoria altruismin laajenemisesta”
  • Julia Dahlberg: ”Konstnärinnan och vetenskapsmannen. Om genrer, syskonskap och behovet av att diskutera kvinnors och mäns texter parallellt”, Nordiska kvinno- och genushistorikermötet 19–21.8.2015, Stockholm.
  • Jouni Ahmajärvi: “On Institutionalization of the Early Finnish Sociology”, 34th  Annual  Meeting  of  the  European  Society  for  the  History  of  the  Human Sciences , Université  d’Angers,  UFR  Lettres,  Langues  et  Sciences  Humaines. July  7th­July  10th,  2015.
  • Petteri Pietikäinen: “Evolution, society and morality: Edward Westermarck’s evolutionary sociology”. Presentation at the Biology Department’s (University of Oulu) Thursday Seminar on 19 February 2015. Host: Prof. Arja Kaitala. Petteri will also participate in a lecture/reading course on human evolutionary biology organized by prof. Kaitala during the spring of 2015. Petteri will give a presentation on altruism as part of the lecture course in March.
  • Julia Dahlberg, “Helena och Edvard Westermarck. Intelligentsia i Finland?”, XVI Suomalaiset historiapäivät (XVI Finnish History Days), 7.2.2015, Lahti.

2014

  • The kick-off seminar of the research project “Edward Westermarck and his intellectual network in Finland and Europe, ca. 1900-1940”, November 27th 2014 in Helsinki (Säätytalo, House of Estates). See the program here.
  • Niina Timosaari “Valikoitu vanhemmuus – Edvard Westermarck ja eugeeniset avioliittorajoitukset”, [Edward Westermarck on Eugenic Marriage Restrictions] Tiede historiassa, historia tieteessä -seminaari. University of Turku 24.10.2014.
  • Jouni Ahmajärvi: “Human Nature, Democracy and International Co-Operation – Gunnar Landtman (1878 – 1940) on Europe”, Images of Europe: Past, Present, Future. International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) Conference. The Catholic University of Porto. 4.8. 2014.
  • Jouni Ahmajärvi, “Gunnar Landtman on United States of Europe” , ESHHS Conference 2014 Oulu. University of Oulu. 24.7.2014.
  • Otto Pipatti, “Westermarck’s debt to Adam Smith”, ESHHS Conference 2014 Oulu. University of Oulu. 24.7.2014.
  • Niina Timosaari, ”Calling for the Responsibility of the Father – Edvard Westermarck on the Problem of Illegitimacy”. ESHHS Conference 2014 Oulu. University of Oulu 23.7.2014.
  • Jouni Ahmajärvi, The Products of Nature and Social Inequality. Biological Factors in Gunnar Landtman´s Sociology. – The British Society for History of Science (BSHS). Post Graduate Conference. University of Leeds 9.1.2014.