A seminar in commemoration of Ari Hirvonen 25th & 26th August in Helsinki

Sofy (The Finnish Regional Section of the IVR) in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki, Tutkijaliitto, and Academy of Hietsu, organises a seminar in commemoration of the late Ari Hirvonen, in August 25th and 26th 2022. The seminar will be mainly arranged at University of Helsinki, Porthania, lecture hall IV (Yliopistonkatu 3), but there is an evening event at Hietsun paviljonki (Hiekkarannantie 9) in August 25th. 

The event will celebrate Ari’s research in the many fields to which he contributed. Ari’s friends and colleagues present on topics of Ari’s research from tragedy to refugees’ rights and from abolitionism to city law. Associated to the seminar, a panel will discuss Ari’s last book, Ethics of Tragedy (available at Counterpress), at Hietsun paviljonki in the evening of 25th August. In Hietsun paviljonki the guests will also enjoy art created by Ari’s numerous artist friends.

Due to a dinner buffet (menu) served at Hietsun paviljonki, participating to the evening programme of 25th August at the place will cost 30€ for each participant. The fee is to be paid to Sofy no later than 15th of August 2022 (instructions at the bottom of the page). Participation to the programme at Porthania, University of Helsinki, is free of charge.

All parts of seminar will also be streamed, and thus can be followed via video connection without arriving at the place. Instructions for watching the stream will be published on this site. We cannot guarantee an absolutely flawless stream, and participation at place is recommendable.

We most kindly ask all participants to fill this registration form no later than August 15th 2022, even if you only participate by video connection, or only take part in the events at Porthania (University of Helsinki). In the form, you will be asked to tell (1) will you participate in the day programme at Porthania, (2) will you participate in the evening programme at Hietsun paviljonki, and (3) will you participate at the place, or watch the stream. Registration in particular for the dinner is binding, and in the unfortunate event that you should cancel your participation, we ask to be informed about this by August 15th, after which we may not be able to return you the paid fee.

Seminar will be bilingual, without translation, the languages being English and Finnish. Programme updated July 28th and edited August 4th.

Instructions for paying the dinner buffet fee:

  • Holder of the bank account: Sofy ry
  • Bank account number: FI82 8000 1901 7677 08
  • Price: 30€
  • Message: ”seminar dinner”
  • Due: 15th of August.