CFP Deadline: Aug. 20, Finland Workshop, Families, values and knowledge transfer in N. Europe

The Communities team of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research is organizing a workshop on “Families, values and knowledge transfer in Northern Europe” at the University of Tampere, Finland, on November 27–28, 2014.

The workshop aims to analyze the significance of families and communities in transferring and disseminating values, ideologies and knowledge into the next generation. The workshop is particularly interested in relationship of family and education; what was the role of family as a value community? What kind of attitudes and knowledge were regenerated by families and communities? How did families and communities react to formal education? The time span is from the early modern era to the 20th century and the themes focus on models and conventions featured in Northern Europe.

The workshop invites proposals on the following themes:
•    attitudes towards education and schooling
•    social mobility and education
•    gender, class and education
•    occupation, families and society
•    nation building and families
•    nation building and minorities
•    institutional pedagogical power and families
•    power, networks and education

Researchers interested in presenting a paper at the workshop are asked to send a short abstract of no more than 300 words in English by August 20, 2014, to the following email addresses: <> and <>. Please contact them for further information.

The speakers will be informed of paper acceptance by September 1, 2014.

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