• Session 'A European Heritage in the Making: External Borders and Internal Boundaries on the Move' at the 4th Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference: Heritage Across Borders, 1-6 September 2017, Hangzhou, China. Chair: Tuuli Lähdesmäki.


  • The Jutikkala Prize 2017 of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters to Tuuli Lähdesmäki. 
  • Uses of the Past – Menneisyyspolitiikat Symposium, 10-11 November 2017 at the Univertisy of Jyväskylä. Organizers: EUROHERIT, Arts of Belonging and Intersecting Mobilities projects. More information in the symposium web site.
  • Katja Mäkinen: Participation in the conference Critical Heritages and Reflexive Europeanisation, 28-29 September 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • European Researchers' Night at the University of Jyväskylä. EUROHERIT participates in 'EU Corner', 29 September 2017, Agora (lobby), From 1 pm to 8 pm.
  • Section “Citizenship: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion”. ECPR General Conference, 6–9 September 2017, University of Oslo, Norway. Section chair: Katja Mäkinen.

  •  Panel “Conflicting Concepts in Making Representations”. ECPR General Conference, 6–9 September 2017, University of Oslo, Norway. Chair: Katja Mäkinen.

  • Local Heritage Days, 10-13 August 2017 in Jyväskylä, organized by The Finnish Local Heritage Federation. Panel "Everybody at home" - discussion on home, home region and sense of belonging, 10 August at 12.00-13.15. Venue: University of Jyväskylä, Seminarium, S212. Chair: Tarja Pääjoki. Panelists: Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Tuija Saresma and Antti Vallius. Organizers of the panel: EUROHERIT, Arts of Belonging and the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväksylä.
  • The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe "The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future", 19-21 June 2017, Riga, Latvia. Panel session "Culture and identity". Chair: Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus.
  • Session 'Transnational Policy' at the Development and Best Practices of (Archaeological) Heritage Management as a Course Conference, 7-9 June 2017, Tampere, Vapriikki. Chair: Tuuli Lähdesmäki.
  • Joint Conference of The Finnish Literary Research Society and Society for Cultural Studies in Finland, 22–24 May 2017, University of Jyväskylä. Organized in cooperation with EUROHERIT. Working group "Past(s) in Environments. Interactions of Time, Space and Place". Chairs: Tuuli Lähdesmäki and Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus.
  • Dissonant Heritage. Contestation of meanings and uses of memory in today´s Europe. Workshop, 27–28 April 2017, EUI, Florence. Jointly organized with ERC project BABE, PI Luisa Passerini.
  • Workshop "Multifaceted Europeanization and the Complexities of Democracy" at the Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association. Chair Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus & discussant Katja Mäkinen. 9-10 March 2017, University of Jyväskylä.
  • Teaching course "Media and Collective Identities" (Meedia ja kogukond), 17-18 February 2017, Tallinn University, Estonia. Teacher in charge Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus, Erasmus+ Teacher Exchange.  
  • Tuuli Lähdesmäki: Visiting Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. 1 Feb–30 Apr 2017.
  • Teaching course "Discourses of Balkan and Baltics" at the East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB), University of Helsinki, from 18 January to 16 February 2017. Teacher in charge Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus (together with  Dragana Cvetanović).   
  • Research Seminar "Kriisi, muutos ja jatkuvuus – Eurooppa-tutkimusta Jyväskylän yliopistossa" organized by EURECA JYU, 12 January 2017 at 13–16, University of Jyväksylä, Musica, Boombox.


  • Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Katja Mäkinen and Johanna Turunen: Participation in the conference Rethinking Research and Policy Agendas in Cultural Heritage and European Identities. 1-2 December 2016, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
  • Joint researcher seminar "Missä Eurooppa, siellä tutkimusongelma" with FiDiPro Professor Niilo Kauppi and TRACE project 7 November 2016 at the University of Jyväskylä.
  • Panel "Conceptualising Citizenship". ECPR General Conference, 7-10 September 2016, Charles University, Prague. Chairs: Hanna-Mari Kivistö & Katja Mäkinen. 
  • Section "Citizenship Debates: Normative, Empirical and Policy Reflections on Contemporary Developments". ECPR General Conference, 7–10 September 2016, Charles University, Prague. Section co-chair: Katja Mäkinen.
  • European Researchers' Night at the University of Jyväskylä, Poster presentation of EUROHERIT in "EU Corner", 30 September 2016, Agora (lobby), from 1 pm to 8 pm.
  • Panel “Politics of 'European Past': Conceptual Change, Narratives, Discourses”. The 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union (ECPR/SGEU), 15–18 June 2016, University of Trento. Chairs: Taru Haapala & Katja Mäkinen.
  • Paper session “Flexible scales and relational territoriality in the meaning-making of cultural heritage” in the third biannual conference of Association of Critical Heritage Studies: ‘What does heritage change?’, 7–10 June 2016, Montreal, Canada. Jointly organized with PhD Satu Kähkönen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) & Prof. Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu, Estonia). Chairs: Tuuli Lähdesmäki & Satu Kähkönen.
  • Workshop “Postnational challenges and tensions between citizenship and nation-state” in ECPR Joint sessions of workshops, 24–28 April 2016, Pisa, Italy. Organized by the SG Citizenship/ECPR. Workshop director: Katja Mäkinen.
  • Kick start event that launches the JYU Network for EU and European Research, EURECA JYU. Time: 22 March, 4–6 pm. Venue: Lyhty, Main Campus, Seminaarinmäki. Organizers: EUROHERIT and TRACE.
  • Workshop "Conceptualisations of European polity". The Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, 10–11 March 2016, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki. Chairs: Katja Mäkinen & Taru Haapala.
  • 2016 Award of Ellen and Artturi Nyyssönen Foundation, Finland, to Tuuli Lähdesmäki.


  • Katja Mäkinen: Research visit at the Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland, 16th December 2015–5th March 2016.
  • Paper session “Kuulumisen kulttuurisuus III: Paikka, alue, identiteetti” in VIII Conference on Cultural Studies: ‘Borders’, 3−4 December 2015, University of Oulu, Finland. As a part of the research project “Kuulumisen kulttuurit: kiinnittymisen affektiivisuus ja materiaalisuus” (University of Jyväskylä, PI Tuija Saresma). Chair: Tuuli Lähdesmäki.
  • 2015 Academy of Finland Award for Scientific Courage to Tuuli Lähdesmäki.


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