CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (2018, Vol. 45): Crises and Recoveries - CLOSED!


Everyday life is full of small and big crises on different levels: on personal, interpersonal, national, and international levels. A crisis can be both a positive and a negative thing, and its outcomes can also be both good and bad. It can be seen, for example, as a milestone in a chronological, historical narrative, or a turn in personal life. Crises, their reasons, development, consequences, and aftermaths are often the focus in history and social sciences. The 2018 issue of Ethnologia Fennica focuses on ethnological research on crisis and recovery. The aim is to explore different aspects of crisis from an ethnological viewpoint, and to look at ethnological definitions of crisis, recovery, and their meanings. We welcome articles that include questions concerning e.g. different types of crisis, personal crises and recovery, a crisis in society and collective recuperation after a crisis, means of recovery, as well as long-term consequences of a crisis. The articles can also ponder the methods applied in studying crises: what tools can ethnologists use to increase our knowledge on crises? What are the challenges or latest results in ethnological research on crises? We also encourage interdisciplinary research on the theme.

Ethnologia Fennica is an international journal of the Association of Finnish Ethnologists Ethnos. The journal publishes original scholarly articles, review articles, conference reports, and book reviews. The articles undergo peer review.

Please send your title and abstract (300–400 words) to editor-in-chief Arja Turunen (arja.h.turunen[at] by February 28th, 2017. Acceptance notification will be sent by March 31st. The deadline for the full article is August 31st, 2017. Ethnologia Fennica vol. 45 will be published in 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact the editors or members of the editorial board for more details. Articles may be written in English or German and should not exceed 10,000 words. More detailed instructions can be found on the website: