20 March 2012, 12 pm. – Dr Benita Heiskanen (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Turku): Between Urban Margins and Centers: The Spatial Practice of Boxing. Place: Janus Auditorium, Kaivokatu 12, 1st floor, Turku.
17-18 February 2012. – Opening seminar of the PhD Programme for Popular Culture Studies (PPCS).
University of Turku, Main Building, Lecture Hall II:
12-12:15 pm Director of PPCS, Professor Hannu Salmi (Cultural History, University of Turku): Introducing the Programme
12:15-1 pm Docent Kari Kallioniemi (Cultural History, University of Turku): ‘Some Cultural Historical Thoughts on Studying and Researching Popular Culture — Alain Resnais and the Joy of (Mass) Culture’
1-1:45 pm Panel Discussion: The State of Popular Culture Studies in Finland
Chair: Professor John Richardson (Musicology, University of Turku), the panelists come from the PPCS Board
1:45-2:15 pm coffee