Relations and Beyond

Event Dates
2023-03-21 - 2023-03-23
Rovaniemi, Finland

Organizers invite panel submissions to the conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2023, after a four years’ pandemic-induced break. The general topic of the conference is “Relations and beyond”.

For the first time hosted by the Arctic Anthropology Research Team in Lapland, this conference invites contributions to an anthropology of relations and beyond, celebrating the multiplicity of facets and “theoretical heterogeneity [that] may strengthen rather than weaken the force of relations as a general concept” (Strathern 2018, in CEA, p.8). These theoretical avenues will be addressed by the three keynotes at this conference, by Dame Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge), Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) and Piers Vitebsky (University of Cambridge).

During the final plenary discussion these keynote speakers shall engage with selected specialists in the field and the plenary audience to advance our understanding of relations and beyond to the next level. Within Finnish Anthropology, we aim to foster conversations between anthropologists working in the Arctic and elsewhere. The 2023 conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society invites panels that explore the topic of “relations and beyond” in diverse ethnographic and theoretical settings. Panels are also welcome to focus on relations between anthropology and other disciplines – a topic that has become particularly relevant in the current funding landscape with its emphasis on multidisciplinary projects. We encourage submissions on relations between anthropologists and their research partners in the field, be they international and Finnish colleagues or practitioners, and how the process of co-creating knowledge bases on such relations.


  • Proposal for panels should be submitted by 30 September 2022 to: finnanthro [at]
  • Acceptance of panel submissions and opening of paper submissions: 15 October 2022
  • Paper submission deadline: 30 November 2022
Event Type
Conferences and Workshops