26.05.2017

Venues and travel

 

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Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the University of Jyväskylä main campus (Seminaarinmäki Campus), with the registration and plenaries in Historica building (marked as “H” on the map of the Campus), street address: Seminaarinkatu 15, 40100 Jyväskylä.

Map of Seminaarinmäki Campus with Historica marked as “H”: https://www.jyu.fi/kampuskartta

The location of Historica building, Hotel Alba as well as other hotels are within walking distance. The organizers do not provide transport service within the city, but the local bus and taxi services are operating normally. For more information, please consult your hotel.

More information on the Department of History and Ethnology can be found at: https://www.jyu.fi/hum/laitokset/hie/en

 

 

University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is a multidisciplinary university established in 1863 as a primary school teacher seminar and in 1934 as the Jyväskylä College of Education. The University plays a very active role in many scientific fields both nationally and internationally. Human, nature, and technology form the key elements of the multidisciplinary scientific profile of the University. There are nearly 16 000 Finnish degree students, as well as exchange students from some 70 universities abroad. The University has research collaborators in numerous universities all over the world.

More information about the University of Jyväskylä:

University of Jyväskylä

 

City of Jyväskylä

The conference will be held in Jyväskylä, in the heart of the central Finnish lake district, some 270 km north of the capital Helsinki and within good traffic connections. The city is a lively university town with about 140 000 inhabitants. The architecture of Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä is internationally known. “The big little city” accurately describes Jyväskylä. It has the advantages of a small town, without the drawbacks of a big city. Comfort and safety characterise the city, as well as short distances. The city offers a broad variety of services but, at the same time, everything is close at hand.

More information about Jyväskylä:

City of Jyväskylä

Restaurants, places to visit etc. in the Jyväskylä region:

Jyväskylä region

Restaurants (TripAdvisor)

City of Jyväskylä - map

 

Finland

Finland is situated in northern Europe. We have Sweden to the west of us, the tip of Norway in the north, a long border with Russia in the east, and Estonia to the south, across the Gulf of Finland. Finland (Finnish name Suomi) was an integrated part of Sweden and sent representatives of the Noble, Clerical, Burgher and Peasant Estates to Riksdag in Stockholm until 1809. It then became an autonomous grand duchy within the Russian Empire with a separate Diet that met regularly from 1863. Finland had a radical parliamentary reform in 1906 which introduced universal suffrage and a unicameral parliament. The first 19 female MPs in world history were elected to Eduskunta in 1907. Finland became an independent parliamentary republic in 1917 and joined the European Union in 1995.

The population of Finland is 5.5 million. Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, the latter spoken as a mother tongue by about 6 % of the people. English has become the most popular foreign language and is widely spoken. The ‘old’, ‘historical’ or ‘national’ minorities in Finland today are the Swedish-speaking Finns, the Sámi, the Roma, the Jews, the Old Russians and the Tatars.

More information about Finland:

Finland travel information - Lonely Planet

Virtual Finland

 

Weather

The daytime temperature in June is usually between +13 and +23, but at night it can sometimes be really chilly (even 0 - +5). The sun rises around 3.30 a.m. and sets around 11.15 p.m. The weather can be really variable, so please consult weather forecasts. The weather forecast for Jyväskylä. For information on the climate and local weather in different parts of Finland, see http://www.fmi.fi/weather/local.html.