Digitization Project of Kindred Languages goes to Helsinki Book Fair

The Helsinki Book Fair is about to begin in a week. The theme country of this year’s event is Russia, thus we wanted to highlight our services related to Russian studies and Uralic languages. Naturally, the Digitization Project of Kindred Languages will be present in this event at the National Library’s stand (6e71). Please, find here a brief summary of our programme at the Book Fair.

National Library of Finland does organize two panel discussions at the Book Fair:

Researchers without Borders panel discussion will begin on Thursday 22 Oct 2015 at 13:00 on the Aino stage. Six scholars from Russia and Finland in humanities does discuss across the theme of cross-national scientific co-operation. Find more information on the panel here (in Finnish).

How to Study Russia in Finland panel discussion has been organized in co-operation with the Russia Team of the Academy of Finland and Idäntutkimus Journal. The discussion will held at the Eino Leino stage on Sunday 25 Oct 2015 at 12:30. Panel explores the possibilities and preconditions of Russian studies in Finland.

In addition to the panel discussions, the National Library of Finland organizes 14 interviews on our stand on four daily themes:

Thursday – Scientific Co-operation Across the Borders

Friday – Fenno-Ugric Studies and Its Research

Saturday – Russian Cultural History

Sunday – Preconditions of Russian Studies

Please, find full programme here:

Thursday 22 Oct 2015 
14:30-15:00 Marina Fedina and Jack Rueter, Language Technology and Uralic Languages 
15:30-16:00 Janne Saarikivi, The Status and Revitalization of Fenno-Ugric Languages
16:30-17:00 Kirsti Ekonen and Jevgeni Petrov, Finno-Russian Research in History Today

Friday 23 Oct 2015
13:30-14:00 Ulriikka Puura, The Faith of Veps – Why Small Languages Do Perish?
14:30-15:00 Karina Lukin, Ill Literature and Mock Folklore! The Early Stages of Nenets Literatures
15:30-16:00 Santra Jantunen, How and Why to Study Extinct Languages: The Livonian Case.

Saturday 24 Oct 2015
11:30 – 12:00 Liisa Byckling, Connections between Finland and Russia in Literature and Theatre 
12:30 – 13:00 Aleksi Mainio, Invisible War. Finland as a Territory for Counter-revolutionary Terrorism and Espionage 1918 – 1939.
13:30-14:00 Mirko Harjula, Finns in Russian Armies
14:30-15:00 Arja Rosenholm and Marja Sorvari, Women in Russian Cultural History

Sunday 25 Oct 2015
11:30-12:00 Katja Lehtisaari and Saara Ratilainen, Idäntutkimus Journal – Spread Your Knowledge
13:00-13:30 Meri Herrala, Soviet Musicians in the Cold War Cultural Politics 
14:00-14:30 Susan Ikonen, Soviet Literature Politics during the Cold War – The Dudintsev Case

If you are unable to attend, you may also follow the event on the Facebook and Twitter under hashtags #kirjamessut #NatLibFi There will be a plenty of videos, interviews, photo reports etc. available during the Helsinki Book Fair.

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