The University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33, Consistorium Hall (Main building, 2nd floor), 5-6 June 2018

5 June 2018

9.30-9.45 Registration

9.45-10.00 Opening words, Dr. Laura Siragusa

10.00-11.00 Keynote speech, Prof. David G. Anderson (University of Aberdeen): Title, When words fail.  Language Ecologies in the Circumpolar North

11.00-11.30 Coffee (for all registered participants)

11.30-12.30 Two presentations:

11.30-12.00 Vesa Matteo Piludu (University of Helsinki), The Changeable Forest, the Multiple Personhoods of the Bruin and the Hunters' self in the Finno-Karelian Songs for the Bear Ceremonial
12.00-12.30 Madis Arukask (University of Tartu), The Vepsian herdsman: in between fixed textual genres and silence

12.30-13.30 Lunch (for all registered participants)

13.30-14.30 Two presentations:

13.30-14.00 Francisco Apurinã and Pirjo K. Virtanen (University of Brasilia and University of Helsinki), The worlds of non-humans, the Apurinã, and language
14.00-14.30 Laura Siragusa and Olga Zhukova (University of Helsinki and RAN Petrozavodsk), The Materiality of Vepsian puheged and vajhed/pakitas

14.30-15.00 Discussion

15.00-17.00 University reception for all registered participants in Porthania Teacher's Lounge (Yliopistonkatu 3, First Floor) - Book display

18.00 Dinner at Atelje Finne (only for speakers)

6 June 2018

10.00-11.00 Two presentations:

10.00-10.30 Karina Lukin (University of Helsinki), Mammoth and the Materiality of Nenets Mythic Worlds
10.30-11.00 Kristina Yuzieva (University of Helsinki), Bird-Image in Mari Traditional Vision: Owl

11.00-11.30 Coffee (for all registered participants)

11.30-12.30 Two presentations:

11.30-12.00 Victoria Peemot (University of Helsinki), Not Every Horse is a Horse. The Equine Vocabulary in Tyva Language
12.00-12.30 Janne Saarikivi (University of Helsinki), Making of the landscapes: naming as means of organizing material world

12.30-14.00 Lunch (for all registered participants)

14.00-15.00 Keynote speech, Ass. Prof. Jenanne K. Ferguson (University of Nevada, Reno): Title, Words make worlds: engaging with humans and non-humans

15.00-16.00 Concluding words, Dr. Laura Siragusa and Ass. Prof. Pirjo K. Virtanen