Jan Löfström gives a presentation at the CEREN Colloquium; 27.1.2010, Helsinki

Jan Löfström, University of Helsinki
gives a presentation on

Historical apologies as acts of symbolic inclusion - and exclusion?
Reflections on institutional apologies as politics of cultural citizenship

at the CEREN Colloquium on Wednesday, January 27th, 16.15 - 18.00 at Snellmaninkatu 12 (Swedish School of Social Science) [Helsinki], room 210.

Jan Löfström is University Lecturer in Social Studies Education at the University of Helsinki, and Docent in Historical Anthropology at the University of Jyväskylä. His current interests relate to the politics of history and, more specifically, to historical apologies and their implications for the symbolic politics of citizenship. He has authored a number of articles and conference papers in Finnish, Swedish and English that discuss institutional historical
apologies as vehicles for the symbolic construction and demarcation of national communities (Tiede & Edistys 1/2004, Historisk Tidskrift för Finland 1/2005, Historiallinen aikakauskirja 4/2006, Politiikka 3/2007, Citizenship Studies forthcoming in 2011).

Next CEREN Colloquium will be on February 10th at 16-18 with with Carl-Gustav Linden. He will talk about National champions and the media: ethnocentrism and nationalism in the economy.

The Colloquiums are open for everyone interested.


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