Call for Papers: “Re-thinking Power and the State in History” in Tampere

Deadline: 31 May 2015
Open to: researchers with interest in the seminar topic
Venue: 12 – 13 October 2015, Tampere, Finland


The fourth meeting in the international seminar series Finland in Comparison organized by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research will explore and discuss national histories in comparative perspective. The special theme of the 2015 conference is the role of the state in history and the (important) role of the state in explaining the past in different contexts. We also welcome contributions that look at national histories from other points of view. As with the past seminars, the Re-thinking Power and the State in History seminar welcomes papers ranging from theoretical reflections and historiographical discussions to case studies. In particular, we invite contributions that discuss challenges of methodological nationalism, and that use frameworks informed by transnational history and global history. Presentations are not restricted to the history of Finland.


The seminar is opened to anyone with interest in the issues of state and its role in history.


There is no registration fee. The organizers will provide accommodation and the meals for accepted speakers.

How to apply?

Researchers interested in presenting a paper at the seminar are asked to send a short abstract of no more than 300 words in English by 31 May 2015 to the following email addresses:

  • (director of the CoE)
  • (coordinator of the CoE)

Participants will receive notifications of acceptance by 15 June 2015. For additional information, please contact or check the official website.

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