The research centre SELMA explores the interrelations between storytelling, experientiality and memory. The Centre is based at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. It promotes interdisciplinary research and organises seminars, symposia and other events on both theoretical and topical social issues. SELMA aims at crossing the borders between research and artistic creativity by creating dialogue, promoting social engagement and fostering international collaboration between scholars, artists and other people outside academia.
SELMA was launched in June 2015, in connection to the international conference “Ethics of Storytelling: Historical Imagination in Contemporary Literature, Media and Visual Arts”. You can read a brief outline about the conference and the launching of the centre from here (in Finnish).