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Emergent perspectives in Nordic 
history of industrialization and innovation

A monthly symposia series arranged by

Aalto University, University of Helsinki & Finnish Economic History Association

Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

A monthly symposia series with support from the Letterstedtska Foundation and the Finnish Economic History Association presenting new emerging research perspectives on the history of industrialization and innovation by researchers in the Nordic countries. Each symposia gather presentations around a shared theme from a Finnish and an invited Nordic researcher. The responsible program committee consists of Mats Fridlund, Professor of the History of Industrialization at Aalto University, Sakari Heikkinen, Professor of Economic History at University of Helsinki and Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, Casimir Ehrnrooth Professor of Business History at University of Helsinki.

 

April Theme:

Transnational histories of Nordic innovation policy

Monday 28 April 2014, 16.00-18.00

 

Program:

Chair: Prof. Sakari Heikkinen, University of Helsinki

16:00-16:10    Welcome & introduction

16:10-16:55    “Sing Hallelujah! American success examples in Norwegian science and innovation policy” Professor Magnus Gulbrandsen, University of Oslo

16:55-17:40    “The Development of the Finnish Innovation System in a National and International Context” Principal Scientist Torsti Loikkanen, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Copenhagen

17:40-18:00    Concluding discussion

Opening comment: Prof. Mats Fridlund, Aalto University

18.00-              Reception

– o – o – o –

March Theme:

Displaying histories of industrialization from below 

Monday 24 March 2014, 16.00-18.00

 

Program:

Chair: Prof. Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, University of Helsinki

16:00-16:10    Welcome & introduction

16:10-16:55    “Two museums of industrial work – unrealized and realized” Museum Director Kalle Kallio, The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

16:55-17:40    “The non spectacular on display – everyday life at work and at home” Museum Director, Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg, The Workers’ Museum & The Labour Movement’s Library and Archives in Copenhagen

17:40-18:00    Concluding discussion

Opening comment: Prof. Mats Fridlund, Aalto University

18.00-              Reception

– o – o – o –

 

February Theme:

Transnational Innovation during the Cold War

Monday 17 February 2014, 16.00-18.00

Program:

Chair: Prof. Sakari Heikkinen, University of Helsinki 

16:00-16:10    Welcome & introduction, Prof. Mats Fridlund, Aalto University

16:10-16:55    “The Baltic Connection: Knowledge flows and cooperation between Estonia and Finland in Cold War computing ” Dr Sampsa Kaataja, University of Tampere

16:55-17:40    “The Atlantic Charter: Innovation in the Swedish aircraft industry and the American connection” Dr Mikael Nilsson, Stockholm University

17:40-18:00    Concluding discussion

Opening comment: Prof. Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, University of Helsinki

18.00-              Reception

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