Helsinki 2010
15 June



Cohesion and Diversity in the European City
International Conference

Finnish Society for Urban Studies, Finnish Historical Society, City of Helsinki Urban Facts 

One  day conference organised in co-operation with the International Commission for the History of Towns,
an affiliated organisation of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS)/
Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH)

TUESDAY, June 15

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and Coffee

9.30 Welcome:
- Professor Marjatta Hietala  (University of Tampere)
- Director Asta Manninen (City of Helsinki Urban Facts)

1. Session
Chair: Dr. Marjaana Niemi (University of Tampere)
- Professor emerita Anngret Simms (University College, Dublin), Colonialism and Multiculturalism in Irish Cities
- Director Asta Manninen (City of Helsinki Urban Facts),  Multicultural Helsinki: Present and Future
- Senior Researcher Martti Helminen (City of Helsinki Urban Facts), International Helsinki in the Historic Town Atlas

12-13.30 Lunch (Restaurant Bank, Unioninkatu 20)

2. Session
Panel discussion:
Chair: Marjatta Hietala: Challenges and Opportunities of Multiculturalism in Cities 
- Professor Peter Clark (University of Helsinki),  Civil Society and Migrants
- Professor Derek Keene (Centre for Metropolitan History, University of London), London and the Reception of Immigrants, A.D. 400-2010'
- Dr. Anja Kervanto-Nevanlinna  (University of Helsinki) Multiculturality in Urban Context: Helsinki and Nairobi.

15.30-16.00 Coffee

3. Session 
Chair: Martti Helminen
- Professor Ferdinand Opll (Direktor des Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchivs), Urban Culture – Cultural City: A Case-study with Regard to Vienna;


17.00.–18.30  Reception – City of Helsinki, Empire Hall

8.30  – 14.00
Excursion to Tervik Manor house (from 1736),   Pernaja, Lovisa 

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch in Porvoo,  Medieval City

14.00 – 16.15 Business meeting (International Commission for the History of Towns)
Finnish Academy for Sciences and Letters. Adress: Mariankatu 5, Helsinki