The preliminary session programme

(Abstracts will be available via the online programme 1 week before the conference, access will be given to registered participants only) 

The social programme

Tuesday evening: a film screening and discussion: “Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest” (director Katja Gauriloff, orig. Kuun metsän Kaisa), documentary.
A magical story about the lifelong friendship, the age-old legend of Aurora Borealis and a culture that was almost destroyed by the Second World War,

Followed by a panel discussion with historians, films scholars, and scholars in Sámi culture

Reception at the City hall

Wednesday evening: a film screening: “Independent Miss Craigie” with the director Lizzie Thynne

Years after her death, film director Jill Craigie reopens an old suitcase, left behind in her house. The contents prompt memories of the extraordinary life and loves of this forceful, charismatic woman. Working outside the British Documentary Movement in the 1940s and early 50s, Craigie (1911 – 99), was one of the first women directors in the UK and, later, the  wife of former Labour leader, Michael Foot. Her films such as To Be Woman (1951), on equal pay for women, and Out of Chaos (1944) on modern art, featuring Henry Moore and Paul Nash, tackled new subjects for the cinema through a unique blend of drama, polemic and often humour. Dual narrative voices – from actual interviews and a script performed by Hayley Atwell – evoke the split between Craigie’s persona as a young, apparently confident film-maker and her later dismissal of her work.

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and The University of Sussex

Young scholars’ get-together and bar night at the Dynamo bar

Thursday evening: conference dinner by the Aura river in the Restaurant Grädde, Piispankatu 15

Friday evening: Dinner cruise in the Archipelago