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.


Menneisyyden Jäljillä -podcast

Vuorio, L. K.

07/01/2020 → …

Project: Other project

Akateemisten affektien etnografia

Olsson, P., Ylijoki, O., Suopajärvi, T. & Hokka, J.


Project: Research project

Digital Intercultural Encounters

Airaksinen, T. & Zeiler, X.


Project: Other project


Interspecies experiences and relationships in the language of horsemen in the Tyva republic, Inner Asia

Peemot, V., 2021, (In preparation) In : Multilingua.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A Peep into Finnish War History with Gale Primary Sources

Vuorio, L., 17 Apr 2020, The Gale Review.

Research output: Other contribution

Apostoliset isät: kokoelma varhaiskristillisiä kirjoituksia [latinankielisten osioiden suomennos]

Huttunen, N. (ed.), Salminen, J. (ed.), Tervahauta-Helin, U. K. (ed.), Asikainen, S. (Translator), Hakola, R. (Translator), Lehtipuu, O. (Translator), Toiviainen, S. (Translator), Enroth-Voitila, A-M. (Translator), Kujanpää, K. (Translator), Nikki, N. (Translator), Harjumäki, J. (Translator) & Kaltio, O. (Translator), 6 Feb 2020, 293 p. Helsinki : Suomalainen teologinen kirjallisuusseura.

Research output: Other contribution

Astragalos in the Epigraphic Sources

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

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

Autori Vari: Silvio Panciera (1933-2016). In memoria di un maestro. Riflessioni. Roma, 21 marzo 2017

Kajava, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific


TUTKAS: Onko oikeusvaltio kriisissä?

Jukka Kekkonen (Attendee)
30 Nov 2026

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Metsän syntyloitsu ja eläinmyytit

Liisa Kaski (Speaker)
27 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Kuka pelkää metsän koiraa?

Liisa Kaski (Speaker)
11 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Università di Parma, dip. di discipline umanistische, sociali e delle imprese culturali

Marja Vierros (Visiting lecturer)
3 Feb 20207 Feb 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2020

Eva Johanna Holmberg (Chair of organizing committee)
2 Apr 20204 Apr 2020

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


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