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Registration for Aboagora 2018 “Burden/Skuld” open

Aboagora – Between Arts and Sciences is an annual symposium that brings together various aspects of academia, the arts, and society. The event offers a forum for researchers, artists, and the public to establish new dialogues and collaborations. The theme for Aboagora 2018, to be held at the Sibelius Museum in Turku on August 22–24, is “Burden/Skuld”.

Aboagora 2018 will analyse and discuss different perspectives, utopian as well as dystopian, on the future and how the legacies of past generations lay claims on and model the possibilities of coming generations. Relevant topics include ecological and economic concerns for a sustainable future, utopias and dystopias in city literature and popular culture and policy making as well as the power of science to create a better future. Aboagora will also raise the question: Is there really nothing new under sun? Can the future bring only what is entailed in the past or is it possible to change the course of history towards a desired future?

The keynote lectures are free of charge and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 22: Claes Andersson and Julia Korkman: “Burden of Memory”
Thursday, August 23: Kimi Kärki, Albion Butters, and Pertti Grönholm: “Dystopia – The Burden of Truth”
Friday, August 24: Helena Ranta: “Transgenerational Burden”

Registered participants will have access to all of the symposium presentations and will also be offered coffee/tea during breaks.

Please see full programme and further details for registration at: http://aboagora.fi/programme/

Registration is open until August 13: https://konsta.utu.fi/Default.aspx?tabid=88&tap=4883 (40 €, 25 € for students)

Aboagora is organized by the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, the Åbo Akademi University Foundation, and the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History.