During its first three years (2006 – 2008) the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change (CoE PolCon), with its three research teams (PolTCH, PPhiG, Polarts), was located at the University Jyväskylä.
Since January 2009 CoE PolCon has been located at the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Helsinki and is funded by these two universities and the Academy of Finland for the period of 2009-2011.
On June 8, 2010 professor Tuija Pulkkinen was appointed one of the new Academy professors by the Academy of Finland, for a five-year period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015. During her term as Academy Professor Tuija Pulkkinen will continue to explore the field of feminist theory by analysing the implications of major ontological approaches to gender theorization and feminist politics. More information on the appointment here.
In 2008, Tuija Pulkkinen was appointed professor of Women’s studies at the Christina Institute, University of Helsinki, and the PPhiG research team, headed by professor Pulkkinen, moved to the University of Helsinki in January 2009.
In June 2007 Kari Palonen was appointed Academy Professor by the Academy of Finland, for a new 5-year-period from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. His Academy Professor’s research project is The Politics of Dissensus. Parliamentarism, Rhetoric and Conceptual History. For more information, please visit http://www.jyu.fi/ytk/laitokset/yfi/en/research/projects/dissensus.
The Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change (CoE PolCon) has organized several events during its existence. For more information, please click the titles of the research groups below under the heading Events.
Kari Palonen:Rhetorik des Unbeliebten. Lobreden auf Politiker im Zeitalter der Demokratie, 2012, 209 p. ISBN 978-3-8329-7135-9 Nomos
Kari Palonen, Tuija Pulkkinen and José María Rosales (eds.): Ashgate Research Companion to the Politics of Democratization in Europe: Concepts and Histories. (Ashgate, October 2008). For more information, click here.
Redescriptions. Yearbook of Political Thought and Conceptual History, Volume 15 2011, LIT Verlag. For more information, click here.
Information on recent publications by the members of the CoE PolCon
- CoE PolCon Scientific Advisory Board Meeting London UK, May 19, 2011.
- CoE PolCon Politics of Contingency Conference
University of Helsinki, August 12 -13, 2010
Abstracts and workshop program
Campus map (Venue: U40 = building 23)
- CoE PolCon Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, London UK, June 1, 2010.
- CoE PolCon Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, London UK, 17.4.2008