The John Morton Center hosts "Current Issues" lectures, seminars, conferences, and workshops on the histories, societies, politics and cultures of North American nations.

The JMC strives to engage in dialogue with multiple academic, cultural, political, and ideological viewpoints. We welcome speakers from a range of different backgrounds and persuasions. The views of our guests do not represent those of the Center.

For our anniversary year's events, please click JMC 10th Anniversary Public Events.

2025 Events

June 4-6, 2025: "The 28th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies"

The conference is organized jointly by the John Morton Center for North American Studies (JMC) at the University of Turku and the Finnish American Studies Association (FASA). We designed the theme of the conference—ASPIRATIONS—with multiple goals in mind:

to encourage non-traditional and alternative approaches to our work, including workshops and creative sessions, alongside the traditional paper format

to frame the conference discussion around one or more thematic clusters, rather than around standard disciplinary starting points

to forge collaborations between colleagues from various institutional and geographic contexts

to offer a platform to reinvent the ways we discuss and practice American Studies.

Date: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, June 4-6
Place: Publicum Building, University of Turku

The call for presentations is open until June 15, 2024. Read more about it and submit your proposal here.