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TeamUp networking event 11 December: Cultural memory and social change

Strategic research and education profile Cultural Memory and Social Change organizes a TeamUp event to gather together people with common research interests. You will have an excellent opportunity to network over mulled wine and to hear interesting presentations related to this thematic research area.

Monday, 11 December at 14:00–16:00
Aistikattila, Medisiina D, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
On-site event only

Everyone interested in the topics of the seminar is welcome to join! The event is in English.


Opening words
Hanna Meretoja, Professor, Literary Studies and Creative Writing

Trauma fiction and social change 
Liisa Merivuori, Doctoral Researcher, Literary Studies and Creative Writing

Finding spirituality: interpretations from the personal archives of Kalevala women's association's founder Elsa Heporauta
Mila Santala, Doctoral Researcher, Study of Cultures

Functional differentiation of society, markets and stakeholders in value cocreation – Social systems theoretical insights for service-dominant logic
Otto Rosendahl, Doctoral Researcher, Marketing

Human diversity as a window into our past, present and future – cascading effects of human encounters into genetic and cultural legacies
Aïda Nitsch, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Jenni Santaharju, Postdoctoral Researcher, Finnish Language and Finno-Ugric Languages

Mulled wine and snacks served at the event. 


>> Registration by Monday, 4 December

If you would like to participate in the event after the registration is closed please send an email to Jonna Paavilainen (

Event organizer

"TeamUp" is a continuous series of informal networking events for researchers and collaborators interested in the different topics. The networking events are hosted by the six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku.

Strategic research and education profile Cultural memory and social change supports the extensive, critical and multidisciplinary research on memory and its social connections. Cultural memory refers to the collective practices that societies use to build and uphold their relationship to the past, living in the present, and preparing for the future.