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.

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

Projects 1968 2079

Publications 1972 2021

Introduction: Indigenous Conceptualizations of Sustainability

Virtanen, P. K., Siragusa, L. & Guttorm, H., 2021, (In preparation) In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Introduction. The Materiality of Indigenous Language: Co-Creating Landscapes

Siragusa, L. & Virtanen, P. K., 2021, (In preparation) In : Multilingua.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A Funerary Inscription from Northern Mesopotamia

Kajava, M. I. & Kantola, U. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Arctos : Acta Philologica Fennica. 52

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A Karaite Hakham Kolel and a Hebrew Poet: Zerah ben Nathan in a New World

Tuori, R., 2019, The Poet and the World. Hollender, E., Yeshaya, J. & Katsumata, N. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, Vol. 107. p. 135-157 22 p. (Studia Judaica; vol. 107).

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

Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness

Ahonen, M. P., Mar 2019, In : History of Psychiatry. 30, 1, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities 1966 2019

Dies Mediaevales 2019

Antti Ijäs (Speaker: Presenter)
28 Mar 201930 Mar 2019

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

Early Modern Karaites and Hebrew Poetry: Renewal and Tradition

Riikka Tuori (Speaker)
13 May 201916 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies

Riikka Tuori (Member of organizing committee), Hannu Matti Sakari Juusola (Chair of organizing committee), Sylvia Akar (Member of organizing committee)
Aug 2019

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

New Perspectives on the History of Karaism

Riikka Tuori (Speaker: Presenter)
13 May 201916 May 2019

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

Participation in the Saudi-French Archaeological Excavations at Madain Salih (ancient Hegra)

Zbigniew Tomasz Fiema (Participant)
21 Jan 201922 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Prizes

Apuraha, Grant

Kirsi Cheas (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Dirk Berg-Schlosser Award

Kaisa Kantola (Recipient), 6 Aug 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards