Reconstructing minds

The keynote speakers at the conference will be
- Ville Kivimäki, Research Fellow, PhD, University of Helsinki
- Timothy Ashplant, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Life-Writing Research, King's College, London, UK
- Veli-Pekka Lehtola, Professor of Sámi culture, Giellagas Institute for Sámi studies, University of Oulu, Finland
More information about the keynote speakers

The conference is directed at researchers, students and others whose interests include the processes of reconstruction – mental as well as material – that take place following wars and other collective disasters.

Online registration for the event is now open! There is no conference fee. Payment for the conference dinner must be made when registering. 

Conference will be organised by the research programme Feeniks – Art and culture in the mental and material reconstruction process following the Lapland War.

Conference web pages

More information:

Marja Tuominen
Professor of Cultural History
marja.tuominen (at)

Mervi Autti
D.A., Co-ordinator and Researcher in the Project
mervi.autti (at)