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NORDIC MODERNITY AND NOSTALGIA -conference, 11-12 October 2018, Faculty of Social Sciences (History), University of Tampere

The conference Nordic Modernity and Nostalgia, organised by the research project Experts, Communities and the Negotiation of the Experience of Modernity and funded by Kone Foundation, consists of scholarly presentations in which the role of nostalgia is analysed in the modernisation process of Nordic societies: a process often characterised as a decisive break with the past. What kind of tools did nostalgia offer – not only for resisting the tide of modernity or adapting to it but also for guiding the changes that were under way; and how were these tools used by experts, decision-makers as well as the general public: citizens, clients and consumers? What have they felt nostalgic about and how have they negotiated with each other through a variety of discourses, practices, settings and situations?

See the full program: Nordic Modernity and Nostalgia

Conference is organised by the project Experts, Communities and the Negotiation of the Experience of Modernity (funded by Kone Foundation)
Marjaana Niemi <firstname.surname@uta.fi>
Tanja Vahtikari
Henrik Mattjus