Summer school 2016

Producing Girlish Knowledge

Nordic summer school on creative methods in girlhood studies and girl work

Villa Salin, Tiirisaarentie 2, Helsinki

23–26 August 2016

The aim of this summer school is to promote interdisciplinary methodological thinking in the area of Girls Studies. It brings together researchers and practitioners in the area of girl work and artists who are interested in provoking critical feminist discussion. The working methods of the summer school are based on dialogue between the diverse group of participants. 

The summer school is organized by the Finnish Network for Girls Studies and The Finnish Youth Research Society in co-operation with FlickForsk! The Nordic Network for Girlhood Studies. The confirmed keynote speakers are Associate Professor Ulrika Dahl (Gender Studies, Södertörn University), Professor Elina Oinas (Sociology, Swedish School of Social Science) and feminist scholar and artist Saara Särmä (University of Tampere). The complete list of speakers will be announced in May.

The summer school is funded by the Finnish Youth Research Society, Finnish Cultural Foundation and Suomalais-ruotsalainen kulttuurirahasto/Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland.

The program consists of plenaries, paper sessions and workshops. The composition of the keynote speakers reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the event and includes academic scholars, girl workers and artists.

We welcome paper proposals primarily from PhD students and researchers of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education who are working with a thesis/research project on girls, girlhood, youth and gender. The summer school offers a forum for developing methodological knowledge in respective studies of participants as well as co-creating ways to analyze different manifestations of girlhood in Nordic countries.

The selection of participants will be announced 9 May 2016. All participants are expected to send in a paper of six pages by 8 August 2016. 

The summer school venue is Villa Salin, an atmospheric villa located in beautiful surroundings by the seaside in Helsinki, Finland. Villa Salin is owned by the Finnish Feminist Association Unioni.  

We encourage participants to book their accommodation either at Villa Salin (100€/single room for three nights; 50€/double room for three nights; please note that there are only double rooms available at the moment) or in one of the nearby AirBnb’s in Lauttasaari area. The closest hotel is Holiday Inn Ruoholahti.

The conference fee is 150 € and it will include summer school program, and all meals in Villa Salin. Unfortunately we are not able to cover travel and accommodation costs. 

Please confirm your participation by paying the fee by 30 June 2016. The payment options are invoice, electronic invoice and online payment. If you need an invoice, please contact Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. and Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen..