Department of World Cultures 2010-2017

  • Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Department of World Cultures was launched on 1 January 2010. The department comprises four former departments:

  • Institute for Asian and African Studies
  • Department of Classical Philology
  • Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies
  • Department of Comparative Religion

From this foundation the new department aims to deepen its special competence as an institution of Interdisciplinary teaching and research, where the teaching is based on high-quality research.The Department of World Cultures is uniquely placed in teaching many rare languages and cultures as the sole academic institution in Finland.

The aim of the Department of World Cultures is

  • to research the languages, cultures, societies and religion both contemporary and past in various regions of the world (Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, the Nordic countries, Russia, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific)
  • to develop theories and methods of area and cultural studies as well as language research
  • to educate experts in these language and cultural regions for the needs of society
  • to function as a visible opinion leader in the disciplines in question within the surrounding society.

Fields of Science

  • 613 Arts
  • 616 Other humanities
  • 520 Other social sciences
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 612 Languages and Literature

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Publications

Medioitunut kulttuuri ja sukupuoli Intiassa. Elokuva-, TV- ja videopelit

Translated title of the contribution: Mediatized Culture and Gender in India: Film, TV and Video GamesZeiler, X. & Mannila, H. M. (Translator), 2021, (Accepted/In press) Nykypäivän Etelä-Aasia – alue ja kulttuurit murroksessa. Viitamäki, M. & Mannila, H. (eds.). Gaudeamus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Casa pompeiana di M. Lucrezio: Percorsi degli oggetti tra scavi, archivi e depositi nell’anno 1847

Berg, R., Jul 2020, Miniere della memoria: Scavi in archivi, depositi e biblioteche. Giulierini, P., Coralini, A. & Calandra, E. (eds.). Sesto Fiorentino: All'insegna del Giglio, p. 81-96 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Digitaalinen pedagogiikka ja oppimistavoitteet kulttuurien tutkimuksessa

Translated title of the contribution: Exploring digital pedagogy and learning outcomes in Cultural StudiesAiraksinen, T. H. & Korpijärvi, A-L., 21 Aug 2020.

Research output: Conference materialsPaper

Exploring Digital Pedagogy and Learning Outcomes in Cultural Studies

Airaksinen, T. H. & Korpijärvi, A-L., 21 Aug 2020. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstract

Famines in Mnemohistory and National Narratives in Finland and Ireland, c. 1850-1970

Forsberg, H., 2020, 2020 ed. Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta. 212 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Open Access

Activities

"Avant-garde" of Japanese Music in the 1920s-1930s: National Identity, Western Modernization, and Issues of Historiography

Lasse Lehtonen (Invited speaker)

10 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Educa-Messut _ Educa Expo

Lasse Lehtonen (Attendee)

24 Jan 202025 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Åbo akademi

Riikka Tuori (Visiting researcher)

Sep 2020Dec 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Antiikintutkimuksen päivät 2020

Matias Buchholz (Speaker: Presenter)

24 Jan 202025 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The Long Nineteenth Century in Ireland and Finland

Andy Newby (Speaker)

9 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Miekalla, kilvellä ja kielellä

Antti Ijäs

28/08/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Babylådan

Peter Stadius

24/08/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Nya statyer, nya minnen

Peter Stadius

20/07/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Skandinavien eller Norden?

Peter Stadius

15/06/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Jääkö EU Kiinan ja USA:n jalkoihin? ”Syytä olla huolissaan”

Elina Sinkkonen

19/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media