Conference Presentations

2018

Who Are the Nones in Finland? Multiple Religious Identities, Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions, 17–21 June, Bern, Switzerland

 

2017

What Impact Does Media Coverage Have on Religion? Religion and Diversity, 26–28 October, Ottawa, Canada.

Writing a RE Textbook: The Presence of the World Religions Paradigm and Its Criticism. Communication Religion, Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions, 18–21 September, Leuven, Belgium

Uskonto ja maallinen: Analyyttisia käsitteitä vai (kielipolitiikan) tutkimuskohteita? Kieli-Ideologia ja kielipolitiikka, 7 April, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland.

2016

Are the Mainstream Media as Antireligious as Many of Us Think? Media, Religion and Publics. International Society for Media, Religion and Culture 1-4 August Seoul, South-Korea.

The Category of Religion in Organising Social Practices: From a Case Study to Methodology. Relocating Religion. European Association for the Study of Religions, 28 June – 1 July Helsinki, Finland.

2015

Uskonnon ja maallisen erottelu yhteiskunnallisena kysymyksenä [The Disctinction Between Religion and the Secular as Societal Issue]. Uskonto, politiikka ja raha: Maallisen ja hengellisen rajapinnoilla. Uskonnon ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen verkosto, Lapin yliopisto, Rovaniemi 27.11.2015

A Discursive Approach in Challenging the World Religions Paradigm in Teaching – XXI IAHR World Congress: Dynamics of Religions – Past and Present, August 23-29 Erfurt, Germany.

The Art of Becoming a Religion: Law, Media and Scholars of Religion – XXI IAHR World Congress: Dynamics of Religions – Past and Present, August 23-29 Erfurt, Germany.

Aspects of the Present-day Relationship Between Religion, Media and the Public Sphere (panel with M Lövheim, M Moberg & S Sjö) – Beyond Post-Secularity? June 15-17 Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland.

2014

Roles of Scholars and Media in Religion-Related Legal Processes – Religion and Law, 5 November, University of Turku, Finland.

Media Discourse on Religion and the Secular in Finnish Modernisation – Religion and Modernity in Nordic Daily Press and Magazines, 27-29 October, Sigtuna Foundation, Sweden.

Religion in the Finnish Media: The Emergence of a New Discourse – Change and Continuity: Religion, State, Civil Society, 20-22 August, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Finland: The Emergence of Religious Diversity in the Daily Press – Media, Religion and Culture in a Networked World, 4-6 August, University of Kent, Canterbury, England.

Doing Things with ‘Religion’: Discursive Approach for Studying the Category of ‘Religion’ in the Organization of Social Practices – Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge, EASR 2014, 11-15 May, Groningen, Netherlands.

Do Categories such as ‘Nonreligion’ and ‘Secularity’ Help or Hinder Empirical Research?, Panel with James Cox, Matthew Engelke, Lois Lee and Anna Strhan – Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge, EASR 2014, 11-15 May, Groningen, Netherlands.

On the Right and Wrong Trees: Do ‘The Critical Religion Association’ and ‘Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network’ Have Overlapping Agendas? Panel with Timothy Fitzgerald, Trevor Stack, Naomi Goldenberg, Lois Lee, Stacey Gutkowski and Susanne Schenk – Modern Goverment, Sovereignty and the Category of Religion, 8-11 May, Uppsala, Sweden.

Post-Secular and Gender, panel discussion – Post-Secular and Gender, 24-25 April, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

2013

2013 An Ordinary Day: Religion in the Media – A Cultural Divide, 31 October – 1 November, University of Ottawa, Canada. (with K Knott, C Helland, A Halahoff)

2013 Religion in the British Mainstream Media: What Has Changed in the Last 25 Years? – Religion, Migration and Mutation, European Association for the Study of Religion, 3-6 September, Liverpool Hope University, England.

2013 The Emergence of Religious Diversity Discourse in the Finnish Media – Religion, Media and Diversity, 17-18 May, London, England.

2013 The New Visibility of Religion and Atheism – 20 March, Religion and Society Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2013 Discursive Approach in the Study of Religion – 13 March, Religion and Society Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2012

2012 Public Discourse on ‘Religion’ and ‘Atheism’: Mutually Reinforcing Pillars – 14 November, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, University of Lancaster, England.

2012 Articulations of Media and Non-religion – Research seminar, 7 November, School of Languages, Cultures and Religion, University of Stirling, Scotland.

2012 Non-religion in the Study of Religion and Media – Methodology: Challenges and New Perspectives on Media and Religion. 30 October – 1 November, Sigtuna, Sweden.

2012 Articulations of Media and Non-religion – Religious Studies seminar, 3 October, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

2012 Changing Media Representations of Religion and the ‘Secular Sacred’, 1982-2010 – New Public Forms of Religion, 5-7 September, St. John’s College, Cambridge, England. (with K Knott)

2012 Media and the Non-religious – Ends and Beginnings, European Association for the Study of Religion, 23–26 August, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

2012 Media Negotiations of the Place of Religion in Society – Media, Religion, Culture, 8–12 July, University of Anadolu, Eskisehir, Turkey.

2012 Does the ‘Old’ Media’s Religion Coverage Matter in time of Digital Religion? – Digital Religion, 13–15 June, Donner Institute, Turku, Finland.

2012 Public Discourse on ‘Atheism’ and ‘Religion’: Mutually Reinforcing Pillars – Researching ‘New Atheism’: Criticism of Religion and the Study of Religion, 24–25 February, Freie University, Berlin, Germany.

2012 Media Discourse on Religion and the Secular in Finland – Religion Across Media: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies, 13–15 February, University of Oslo, Norway.

2012 More Visible but Limited in Its Popularity: Atheism (and Atheists) in Finland – The New Visibility of Atheism in Europe, 18-20 January, The Donner Institute, Turku, Finland.

2012 Response to Gavin Hyman’s A Short History of Atheism – Seminar with Gavin Hyman, The New Visibility of Atheism in Europe, 18–20 January, The Donner Institute, Turku, Finland.

2011

2011 Academic Career after PhD: Experiences from Finland and Abroad – After PhD, The Graduate School of Cultural Interpretations 15 December, Turku, Finland.

2011 Snapshots of Religion in Neoliberalism – Religion and Neoliberalism, 8 December, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

2011 Scholar of Religion in Society: Freedom and Necessity, Scholar of Religion in Society 17-18 November, The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, Tvärminne, Finland.

2011 Invited response to NOREL-Project papers on religion and media, Religious Change and Popular Culture, Nordic Network on Media and Religion, 31 October – 2 November, Sigtuna, Sweden.

2011 The Category of ‘Religion’ in Public Classification: Charity Registration of the Druid Network in England and Wales – New Movements in Religion, European Association for the Study of Religion 18–22 September, Budapest, Hungary. (with S Owen)

2011 Rethinking the Notion of Culture, panel with prof. Jean-Louis Fabiani, prof. Hannu Salmi & prof. Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä – Rethinking Enlightenment, AboAgora 15–18 August, Turku, Finland.

2011 Atheist Spirituality: a follow-on from New Atheism? – Post-Secular Religious Practices, 15-17 June, The Donner Institute, Turku, Finland.

2011 Religion in the British Media Today: Christianity, Secularism, Diversity – Religion, Media and Change. Religious Studies Day, Finnish Society for the Study of Religion 17 March, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

2010

2010 Discourse on Religion in British Media – Religion: A Human Phenomenon. XXth World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions 15–21 August, University of Toronto, Canada.

2010 Portrayals of Religion in British Media: summary of findings and methodological reflections – 7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture 9–13 August, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

2010 Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred – Social Media and the Sacred, Mediating Religion  International Research Network, annual conference. 28–29th June, The Open University, London, England. (with Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole)

2010 Media Construction of Christianity and Secularism: The Role of Christianity in Assessing ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Secularism in the British Media – The Changing Face of Christianity in the 21st Century, British Sociological Association, 6–8 April, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2010 Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Methodological challenges in longitudinal and comparative study – Innovative Methods in the Study of Religion, 29–30 March, London, England. (with Elizabeth Poole)

2010 Secularism and Atheism in British Media – Religion and Media, 22nd March, University of Leeds, England.

2010 Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: preliminary findings – Religion and Media, 22nd March, University of Leeds, England. (with Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole)

2010 Multiculturalism, Identity and Freedom of Speech: Islam and the Geert Wilders Case – Public Interventions, 3 March, Loughborough University, England. (with Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole)

2009

2009 Methodological Challenges in Understanding Different Modes and Locations of Irreligiosity – Non-Religion and Secularity: New Empirical Perspectives. Non-Religion and Secularity Research Network, 11 December, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, England.

2009 Containment and Escape: Fantasy as the Double Movement in Popular Culture – Fantasy: International Summer School for Cultural Studies, 3-5 June 2009, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

2009 New Atheism: Contextualisation and Comparison – Religion and Knowledge. British Sociological Association. 30 March – 1 April, St. Chad’s College, Durham, England.

2009 Media Portrayals of Religion – Approached to Researching Religion. 5 March 2009. Leeds Social Sciences Institute Research Methods Seminar, University of Leeds, England. (with Kim Knott)

2009 The Struggle over Public Opinion: The Category of Kabbalah and Madonna’s Divorce – ‘Religion’ and its Constructions. 5 February , University of Stirling, Scotland.

2008

2008 Is There Space for the Study of Discursive Religion in Religious Studies? – Religion, Memory and Remembrance, British Association for the Study of Religion, 1–3 September, York, England.

2008 An Invited Reply to R. Stephen Warner’s Parameters of Paradigms – Urban Diversity and Religious Traditions, 19th NCSR-conference, 13–15 August, Turku, Finland.

2008 Media Discourse on Cemeteries: A Window to Finnish Modernisation and Religion – Urban Diversity and Religious Traditions, 19th NCSR-conference,  13–15 August, Turku, Finland.

2008 The Problem of Capitalism in the Scholarship on Contemporary Spirituality – Postmodern Spirituality, 11–13 June, Turku, Finland.

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