Organization profile

Organisation Profile

History and cultural heritage are central themes of the programme. The thematic and interdisciplinary analysis of these themes ranges from historical change, memory and politics of history to the material, intangible, textual, oral, auditive and visual culture as well as to the built environment. History and culture are approached locally, regionally and globally, and the exploration covers a wide time-span from pre-historical times to the recent past and even the future.  Interdisciplinary humanistic perspectives (including archaeology, art history, European ethnology, folklore studies, history, study of religions) are combined with the approaches of education, law, and theology.

The aim of the programme is to provide theoretical and methodological skills which are needed in the analyses of complex historical and cultural phenomena from past and present perspectives, and skills in interdisciplinary research and interaction.  The starting point for each student’s doctoral studies is the expertise in the student’s own discipline. Training in the programme is thus based both on the student’s own discipline and the theoretically and methodologically oriented interdisciplinary teaching provided by the programme. One of the central aims of the programme is to enable the student to see her/his own research is in a wider interdisciplinary dialogue.  The programme also cooperates with other relevant doctoral programmes.

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

Projects 2015 2022

Ihmisen naapurit ja kumppanit. Muunlajisten eläinten luonne ja asema antiikin ja keskiajan filosofiassa, kirjallisuudessa ja kulttuuriperinteessä

Tuominen, M., Korhonen, T., Kaski, L., Mattila, J., Toivanen, J., Philip, L., Khodapanah, B. & Tinka, V.

01/01/201931/12/2022

Project: Research project

WoodEN: Carving Out Transformations– Wood Use in North-Eastern Europe, 1100–1600

Räsänen, E., Immonen, V., Vuola, K., Leskelä, I. A., Harjula, J. & Lempiäinen-Avci, M.

01/09/201831/08/2022

Project: Research project

Publications 2014 2020

Astragalos in the Epigraphic Sources

Kajava, M., 2020, (Submitted) Astragalomania. New Perspectives in the Study of Knucklebones in the Ancient World (ed. Barbara Carè). De Gruyter

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

Accessing Waterbirds: A perspective into zooarchaeological assemblages and tax records in castles Kastelholm and Raseborg in the northern Baltic Sea

Kivikero, H. M. K., 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 23, p. 929-938 10 p., 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.11.023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Algol: Kansainvälisen kauppiaan viisi kvartaalia 1894–2019

Paavilainen, M. & Jensen-Eriksen, N., 2019, Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Siltala. 343 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Aprender de la Historia

Kekkonen, J., 8 Jun 2019, In : La Razón. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Activities 2010 2020

60th Western History Association Conference

Janne Lahti (Member of organizing committee)
14 Oct 202017 Oct 2020

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

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference

Janne Lahti (Member of organizing committee)
13 May 202015 May 2020

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

International Congress for Underwater Archaeology

Veronica Walker Vadillo (Scientific Committee Member), Kristin Ilves (Scientific Committee Member), Minna Koivikko (Scientific Committee Vice Chair), Kalle Heikki Samuli Virtanen (Chair of organizing committee), Riikka Minerva Alvik (Scientific Committee Member), Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz (Scientific Committee Member)
2 Jun 20205 Jun 2020

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

Kansalliskirjaston kulttuuriperintörahasto (External organisation)

Samu Niskanen (Board member)
20192022

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Metropolis in Europe

Salla Jokela (Member of organizing committee), Pia Olsson (Member of organizing committee), Anja Kervanto Nevanlinna (Member of organizing committee), Aura Kivilaakso (Member of organizing committee), Leena Enbom (Member of organizing committee)
8 May 2019

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

Prizes

Best paper award at DHN 2019

Mark J. Hill (Recipient), Ville Vaara (Recipient), Tanja Säily (Recipient), Leo Lahti (Recipient) & Mikko Tolonen (Recipient), 8 Mar 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Chancellor’s Travel Grant

Ying-Hsien Chen (Recipient), 1 Mar 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Honorary Member

Jan Fast (Recipient), Sep 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Scholarship for Study Abroad

Ying-Hsien Chen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Taiwanese Overseas Pioneers Grants (TOP Grant)

Ying-Hsien Chen (Recipient), 1 Jun 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards