Media and the Arctic – Master Class Week in Tampere

26.11.2018 14:00–30.11.2018 14:45

TaRC’s (Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media) first international Master Class week, Media and the Arctic, will be organized 26–30 November 2018, at the University of Tampere. Many of the events during the week are open to the public will be streamed online.

Information about the keynote speakers

Monday, 26 November 2018

Keynote talks
Pinni B building, room B1096
14:00–14:15 Opening by Päivi Pahta, Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences (University of Tampere)
14:15–15:15 Arctic as the Vanishing Point, Alexei Popogrebsky (Moscow Film School)
15:15–16:15 Arctic in Russian and European Media, Anna Kireeva (Bellona Murmansk)
16:30–17:30 My Arctic. 25 Years of Covering the Arctic, Markku Heikkilä (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Keynote talk
Linna building, room K103
12:00–13:00 The Arctic Council – From Peripheries to the Centre of International Relations, Malgorzata Smieszek (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)

Film screening
Arthouse Cinema Niagara, Kehräsaari B building
18:30–20:40 Screening of the film How I Ended This Summer (2010)
20:40–21:30 Discussion with the director, Alexei Popogrebsky (discussion led by Vlad Strukov)

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Keynote talks
Linna building, Väinö Linna auditorium (K104)
16:00–17:00 Designing the Global North, Vlad Strukov (University of Leeds)
17:00–18:00 Stories from the Ice. Films and Stories of Arctic Indigenous Peoples, Liisa Holmberg (International Sami Film Institute)

Thursday, 29 November 2018
Keynote talk
Pinni A building, Paavo Koli auditorium
12:00–13:00 Difficulties of Doing Environmental Journalism in the Arctic, Thomas Nilsen (The Independent Barents Observer)

Friday, 30 November 2018
Presentations of the workgroups of TaRC’s Master Class
Pinni B building, room B1096
09:15–09:30 Opening by Seppo Parkkila, vice rector of the University of Tampere
09:30–10:15 Arctic Environmental Journalism
10:30–11:15 Global Connections of the Arctic
11:15–12:00 Visual Representations of the Arctic

Panel discussion: Arctic Myths and Realities
Pinni B building, room B1096
13:00–14:45 Arctic Myths and Realities
Participants: Pia Maria Ahlbäck (Åbo Akademi University), Stina Aletta Aikio (Sámi experimental artivist), Nina Brander (Prime Minister’s Office Finland), Sanna Kopra (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland), Matti Posio (Lännen Media)
Host: Johannes Riquet (University of Tampere)

The week is organized by Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC). Funded by C.V. Akerlund Media Foundation, and the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Tampere.

Most of the events will be streamed online. Link to the streaming page.

Address of Linna building: Kalevantie 5, Tampere
Address of Pinni buildings: Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere
Campus map


TaRC coordinator Mika Perkiömäki
tarc(at), +358 50 437 7396

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