Critical Research of Education: Long term historical trajectories and Europe

The Annual Gustaf Vasa Seminar, May 22–24, 2017, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä

Monday, May 22                                                                                                                 

Registration starts, H105


Coffee, H105                                                                                                                        

Session 1, H306

Sofia Kotilainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Uno Cygnaeus and the idea of the Finnish elementary school

Mette Buchardt, Aalborg University, Denmark
The transformation of Religion in Modern Educational Aspirations. A European and US-American Historiographic Perspective                        
Janne Haikari, University of Jyväskylä                  
Searching for pedagogical influences, comparing school institutions: The study trips to foreign schools of teachers of Jyväskylä seminar teacher training school in 19th century

Lunch, Restaurant Tilia, Buiding T, Seminaarinmäki                                                      

Keynote lecture, H306

Prof. Gary McCulloch, University College London, UK
Elite schools of Europe:  historical perspectives

Coffee, H105    
Keynote lecture, H306
Professor Jussi Välimaa, University of Jyväskylä
Historical layers in the traditions of Finnish universities? 

Reception, Restaurant Kissanviikset, Puistokatu 3, Jyväskylä. For further information, please, visit:                                                                                                                                

Tuesday, May 23

Coffee, H105                                                                                           


Session 3, H306

Karoliina Puranen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
School discipline and gender in Finnish secondary schools, 1905–1925

Janne Holmén, Södertörn University and Uppsala University, Sweden and Åbo Akademi, Finland
The democratic school                 


Lunch, Restaurant Tilia, Buiding T, Seminaarinmäki, and a visit to the University of Jyväskylä Teacher  Training School.

Visiting is possible either to the primary school, which is located at the western edge of the University’s main campus, at the address Pitkäkatu 8, or to the lower and upper secondary school, which is located at the northern edge of the same campus, at the address Yliopistonkatu 1.


Keynote lecture, H306

Professor Carola Groppe, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany, Visiting Professor at Stanford University, USA
Historical socialization and the history of Europe: Research in the history of education from the perspective of persistence and change


Coffee, H105                                                                                           


Session 4, H306

Christian Ydesen, Aalborg University, Denmark
The Role and Impact of International Organisations in the Shaping of a Global Education Space

Matti Roitto and Heli Valtonen University of Jyväskylä, Finland
National but transnational – history of Finnish education

Dinner cruise, M/s Rhea, Jyväskylä harbour

M/s Rhea leaves at 19:00 sharp, so it is recommended to be at the harbor by 18:50 at latest.

Wednesday, May 24

Session 5, H306

Tuomas Pakarinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Higher education, technological development and economic growth

Johannes Westberg, Örebro University and Uppsala University, Sweden
How was the rise of mass schooling funded? The local, national and international history of school finance in Sweden, 1840-1900


Coffee, H105


Heli Valtonen and Matti Rautiainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Finnish teacher educators and social activity as part of teacher's profession


Lunch, Restaurant Tilia, Buiding T, Seminaarinmäki                                                                                   


Session 6, H306

Mark Kuhlberg, Laurentian University, Canada, and University of Jyväskylä, Finland
The Little Faculty that Could: Teaching Forestry Against the Grain at the University of Toronto, 1907-2017

Merja Uotila, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Rural artisans’ apprenticeship practices in early modern Finland (1700–1850)


Coffee and concluding remarks, H306


Optional guided tour of the JYU main campus

The conference programme includes a visit in the University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School. This visit gives the participants a chance to learn more about Finnish schools and school system, as well as a chance to observe classes.

For more information on the school, click here.