The Finnish American Studies Association (FASA) is a registered Finnish organization the aim of which is to encourage and promote academic study of the United States and its civilization in Finland as well as to facilitate communication between those interested in such studies. The title of the association in Finnish is Suomen Yhdysvaltain tutkimuksen seura ry. FASA is also a member organization of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). The members receive the biannual American Studies in Scandinavia, the electronic newsletters of both the Nordic Association for American Studies and the European Association for American Studies. FASA also organizes seminars and offers travel grants.
THE FASA BOARD 2015: Mikko Saikku (President, University of Helsinki), Pirjo Ahokas (Vice-president, University of Turku), Pasi Kallio (Secretary, University of Helsinki), Jopi Nyman (University of Eastern Finland), Ari Helo (University of Oulu), and Elmo Rissanen (Treasurer, University of Helsinki).
FOR MEMBERS FASA OFFERS1) Membership with subscription to the American Studies in Scandinavia at € 47,00
Members of the Finnish American Studies Association automatically belong to the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) as well as to the European Association for American Studies (EAAS). Members of the FASA receive a scholarly publication, the biannual American Studies in Scandinavia. This interdisciplinary journal publishes articles drawing upon fields such as geography, history, linguistics, literature, political science, social anthropology, and sociology. In addition to the American Studies in Scandinavia, members receive the electronic NAAS Newsletter and American Studies in Europe. Members are furthermore eligible to attend and deliver presentations at the conferences organized by the NAAS and other EAAS member organizations.
TO JOIN FASA
To join the Finnish American Studies Association, please pay your membership fee for this year (full year memberships only) and then contact FASA President Mikko Saikku via email mikko.saikku(at)helsinki.fi to inform us of your current postal and email addresses.
Your membership fee is payable to FASA, and the bank account (in Finland) is:
Danske Bank: FI16 8000 1770 5735 83 (BIC/SWIFT code for the account: DABAFIHH)
THE FOUR CATEGORIES of FASA membership available for 2015:
2) Student/Retiree Membership with subscription to the American Studies in Scandinavia at € 40,00
3) Membership without journal subscription at € 20,00
4) Student/Retiree Membership without journal subscription at € 13,00
A GROUP OF AMERICAN HISTORY PULITZER WINNERS invited to Helsinki by FASA on May 15, 2015. (From left to right: Peter Onuf, Alan Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ari Helo, Sami Pihlström, Gordon Wood, Daniel Walker Howe, Andrew O'Shaughnessy, and FASA President Mikko Saikku.)
CALL FOR PAPERS by May 20 for the FASA SEMINAR 2015 IN TURKU
Transnational and Transracial Adoption in American Culture
Submissions are invited for papers for a special 2-day conference on Transnational Adoption to be held at the University of Turku, Finland, August 27-28, 2015. The theme of the conference “Transnational and Transracial Adoption in American Culture” reflects the increasing attention that has been paid to this field in recent years. To what extent does the process of international adoption reflect imperious inequalities around the world, or can international adoption and the personal experiences of international adoptees today be seen more positively as what has been called the richness of “adoptive being”.
Contributions are welcomed from a range of fields, such as literature, postcolonial studies, international relations, political science, aboriginal affairs, historical and cultural studies, film and media studies, and so on. An abstract of the proposal, maximum 200 words, with a brief CV of the author(s), maximum 40 words, should be submitted in MS Word format by 20 May 2015 to Pirjo Ahokas piraho(at)utu.fi and Mark Shackleton mark.shackleton(at)helsinki.fi
NAAS journal American Studies in Scandinavia calls for article proposals.
Send yours to editor Ari Helo:American Studies in Scandinavia
EAAS 2016 CONFERENCE (Constanta, Romania) CALL FOR PAPERS
FASA 2015 General Meeting was held on Friday, February 20, 2015 in the Russian Room of the Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 38 A 109).
THE 24th NAAS CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN STUDIES, including speakers such as Erkki Tuomioja, Gordon Wood, Annette Gordon-Reed, Daniel Walker Howe, Hans Skei and 90 others was held at the University of Oulu, May 11-13, 2015:
NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES IN FINLAND at Fulbright Center website:http://www.fulbright.fi/en/north-american-studies
NAAS (The Nordic Association for American Studies): https://sites.google.com/site/naasstudies/
John Morton Center for North American Studies: http://www.utu.fi/en/units/jmc/Pages/home.aspx
University of Helsinki, NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES: http://www.helsinki.fi/pohjoisamerikka/
THE FULBRIGHT CENTER IN HELSINKI, FINLAND: http://www.fulbright.fi/
THE AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER IN FINLAND: http://finland.usembassy.gov/arc.html