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Description of research and teaching

Anu Lahtinen (PhD, European Doctorate) is Associate Professor of Finnish and Nordic History at the University of Helsinki. Her fields of expertise include Finnish and Nordic history, especially premodern era, and long-term social history and gender history. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Historiallinen aikakauskirja (Historical Journal) http://www.historiallinenaikakauskirja.fi/historical-journal in 2016-2025 and the Chair of the board of Tilaushistoriakeskus (Centre for commissioned history projects) since 2016.

Curriculum vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

  1. 1.     PERSONAL DETAILS

Complete name: Lahtinen, Anu          ORCID id 0000-0001-6016-2253

Birth Year: 1975                                                        Nationality: Finnish

Home Page: www.iki.fi/anulah

 

2. EDUCATION AND DEGREES COMPLETED
2015 Title of Docent (Docentship/Adj.prof.), Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki
2010 Degree in University Pedagogy (60 ECTS), University of Turku
2009 European Doctorate in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean, Università ca foscari Venezia, Italy – University of Groningen, The Netherlands
2008 Title of Docent (Docentship/Adj.prof.), Finnish History, University of Turku
2007 PhD (filosofian tohtori) in Cultural history, University of Turku
2000 Master of Arts (Filosofian maisteri), Finnish history, University of Turku

 

3.  CURRENT POSITION

1.1.2017.-31.7.2020) Professor (substit.) of Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki, 1.8.2020- Associate Prof. of Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki

 

4. PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

1.6.2013-31.12.2016 PI in a history project on the City of Hyvinkää, (50% time 1.2.2015-30.11.2015)

1.2.2015-30.11.2015 University lecturer (50% time) in Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki

1.1.2010-31.5.2013 University researcher, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Uni. of Helsinki, partly funded by the Academy of Finland (2 yrs) and HCAS (1,5 yrs)

1.1.2009-31.12.2009 (-2011) Academy of Finland PostDoc, project Gendered agency. Access to and use of power in a sixteenth century Nordic local community, University of Turku

1.5.2006-31.12.2008 PostDoc Researcher, two Academy of Finland projects

2000-2006   Several doctoral projects and scholarships

1.9.2002-30.04.2003 Marie Curie Fellow, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 
 

5. PROJECT FUNDING, PI PROJECTS

2020- Project "Ajanluku", using HTR to study people, mobility, and networks in 16th-century Southern Finland, funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 145 000 e

2016-2018 Steering group of Towards a Roadmap for Digital History in Finland (Mats Fridlund, Aalto Uni) 2014-2017 Leader of research workshop series (Tieteen työpajat) on Gender, material culture and multidisciplinary analysis, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 50 000 e  

2013-2016 Leader of Gender & Family, Medieval to Modern project, E. Aaltonen Fund, 200 000 e

2011-2020 Research & publication project of the history of nobility in Finland, co-leader with Marko Hakanen, Janne Haikari & Alex Snellman, total funding ca. 30 000 e

2010-2015 Leader of several related book and research projects on the medieval and early modern parish life in the area of Rauma, Finland, funding ca. 140 000 e

2010-  Leader of the Nordic research network Medieval gender history with Christine Ekholst (Uni. of Stockholm, Sweden), funding ca. 40 000 eur

2008-2010 Leader of the Finnish section of the European Commission's 6th Framework Programme Network of Excellence, CLIOHRES.net (Creating Links & Innovative Overviews for a New History Research Agenda for the Citizens of a Growing Europe)local budget ca. 75 000 e

 

 6. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over 50 academic courses in history since the year 2000, given in Finnish, Swedish, and English
 

7. IMPORTANT COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS AND OTHER IMPORTANT EXPERT POSITIONS 

2018- Member of the History Committee of Svenska Litteratursällskapet

2017- Member of the History Committee of the City of Helsinki

2013-2016 Member of the steering group of Codices Fennici, a project for digitalizing manuscripts related to Finland by Finnish Literature Society

2012-2013 Member of the committée for digital persistent identifiers (PID) National Archives (Finl.)

2012- Member of the steering group of the digital Diplomatarium Fennicum, National Archives (Finl.) 2011-2014  Member of the EU funded Management Committée of COST Action IS1005 “Medieval Europe – Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources”

2000 Member of the Board of the University of Turku

 

8. EDITORIAL MERITS

2016-(2025) Editor-in-chief of Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (Journal of History, JUFO 2 level, refereed)

2005-2014 Editor-in-chief of Ennen & Nyt (http://www.ennenjanyt.net)

2000- Memberships of several editorial boards of scientific journals and publishers

 

Education/Academic qualification

Finnish and Nordic History, Title of Docent, University of Helsinki

2015 → …

Finnish history, Title of Docent, University of Turku

2009 → …

External positions

Editor-in-chief, Historiallinen Aikakauskirja

1 Jan 201631 Dec 2020

Chair, Tilaushistoriakeskus

20162020

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Social History, Gender History, Medieval and Early Modern History
  • Finnish and Nordic History

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

Publications

Death with an Agenda: Preparing for an Aristocratic Death in Reformation Sweden

Lahtinen, A., 2018, Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe. Lahtinen, A. & Korpiola, M. (eds.). Brill, p. 124-141 17 p.

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

Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe

Lahtinen, A. (ed.) & Korpiola, M. (ed.), 2017, Brill. 214 p. (The Northern World; no. 82)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Education of children in rural Finland: the roles of homes, churches, and manor houses

Lahtinen, A., 2018, Nordic Childhoods 1700-1960: From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking. Aasgaard, R., Bunge, M. & Roos, M. (eds.). Routledge, (Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present).

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

Introduction: Preparing for a Good Death in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe

Lahtinen, A. & Korpiola, M., 2018, Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe. Lahtinen, A. & Korpiola, M. (eds.). Brill, (The Northern World; vol. 82).

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

Stepfamilies in Sweden, 1400 to 1650: the family in process between bloodlines and continuity

Lahtinen, A., 2018, Stepfamilies in Europe, 1400-1800. Warner, L. (ed.). Abingdon ; New York, NY: Routledge, p. 38-55 18 p.

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

Projects

Diplomatarium Fennicum

Heikkilä, T., Nuorteva, J., Lahtinen, A., Salonen, K., Lamberg, M., Salminen, T., Gejrot, C., Risberg, S., Ståhl, P., Andersson, R., Kristiansen Ugulen, J. R., Hedemann, M., Hansen, T., Adams, J., Devantier, M. & Leegaard Knudsen, A.

01/01/2007 → …

Project: Research project

Prizes

Vuoden humanistitohtori

Lahtinen, Anu (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Vuoden tietokirja -kunniamaininta

Lahtinen, Anu (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Tietokirjaraadin voittaja 2017

Lahtinen, Anu (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (Journal)

Anu Lahtinen (Editor in chief)

20162025

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Karoliina Kemppaisen väitöskirjatyön seurantaryhmän jäsen

Anu Lahtinen (Supervisor)

2016 → …

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Tilaushistoriakeskus (External organisation)

Anu Lahtinen (Chair)

20162022

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role of body in private company/organisation

Uppsalan yliopisto, lehtoraattitäytön asiantuntija

Anu Lahtinen (Consultant)

20162017

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Tiina Kuokkasen vastaväittäjä

Anu Lahtinen (Supervisor)

19 Mar 2016

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Press / Media

Haastattelu Suomen aatelin historiasta, keskustelua uutuusteoksesta

Anu Lahtinen

15/09/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Haastattelu Hyvinkään parantolatoiminnan historiasta

Anu Lahtinen

08/09/2020

1 Media contribution

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Koronapandemia on hyvin poikkeuksellinen kriisi

Anu Lahtinen & Samu Nyström

18/03/2020

1 Media contribution

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Pikku naisia - radion keskusteluohjelma "Kirja vs. Leffa"

Anu Lahtinen & Tytti Rantanen

19/12/2019

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu 1800 -luvun aapisista Helsingin Sanomissa

Anu Lahtinen

29/09/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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