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1.3.2021 klo 08:00 - 30.4.2021 klo 23:59


Prerequisites: PhD study right within the Doctoral Program at the Social Sciences.

Aims: Introduce key concepts and methods from cultural psychology, which will then be applied to the phenomenon of memory.

Learning outcomes: Understanding of new concepts related to culture and memory, and how they can be applied in research practice.

At any stage during the doctoral research, dependent upon the advice of the PhD candidate's supervisor. Specialist training can occur at any time of the year, and for both short and longer periods.

—Introduction cultural psychology

—Understanding the diversity of knowledge

—Concept and history of memory

—Memorials as sites of memory and grief

Preliminary reading list:

Wagoner, B., Bresco, I., and Awad, S.H. (2019). Remembering as a Cultural Process. New York: Springer (e-book available in the library).

Teaching methods used will depend upon the specialist training.

The assessment criteria will depend upon the specialist training.

Course credit

  • Expert advice, 2-10 cr
  • Specialist themes I, 2-5 cr
  • Specialist themes II, 2-5 cr

The language of instruction will depend upon the specialist training in each case.

Teaching and learning methods: lecture, discussion, exercises, preparatory reading (see below) and writing (one page abstract of your thesis project (in relation to the theme of the course, to be sent to Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman (anna-maija.pirttila-backman@helsinki.fi) by 3.5.2021)

The course is taught by Professor Brady Wagoner, Aalborg University.

The responsible person at the University of Helsinki is Professor Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman.