1978 …2018
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Curriculum vitae

Bo Stråth is since 1 July, 2007 Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor in Nordic, European and World History at the Helsinki University. 1997-2007 he was professor of contemporary history at the European University Institute, Florence and 1990-1996 professor of history at Göteborgs universitet. Visiting fellow/professor at Universität Kiel and Glasgow University (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the Collegium for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (SCASSS) in Uppsala and at Aarhus universitet, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Universität Bielefeld, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Lunds universitet, Saitama Daigaku, Stockholms universitet (SCORE) and Tokyo Daigaku (Todai, Japan Foundation Fellow). Since 1996 member of the International Committeee for Social History. Founding member of the European Society for the History of Political Thought and member of several advisory boards and editorial boards.

In the framework of his chair at the Helsinki University his research concentrates on two projects, Between Restoration and Revolution, National Constitutions and Global Law: an Alternative View on the European Century 1815-1914 (EReRe), co-directed with Martti Koskenniemi; and Conceptual History and Global Translations: The Euro-Asian and African Semantics of the Social and the Economic.

Keywords

  • 615 History and Archaeology

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

Publications 1978 2018

Rethinking transition as a historiographical category: An interdisciplinary approach

Cornelissen, C., Lacche, L., Scuccimarra, L. & Stråth, B., Aug 2018, In : Ricerche di storia politica. 21, 2, p. 191-203 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Cultural Construction of Equality in Norden

Stråth, B. E. G., 2018, Egalitarianism in Scandinavia : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Bendixsen, S., Bringslid, M. B. & Vike, H. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 47-64 18 p. (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference).

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

Identity and social solidarity: an ignored connection. A historical perspective on the state of Europe and its nations

Stråth, B., Apr 2017, In : Nations and Nationalism. 23, 2, p. 227-247 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Scandinavia / Norden

Jalava, M. H. & Stråth, B. E. G., 2017, European Regions and Boundaries : A Conceptual History. Mishkova, D. & Trencsényi, B. (eds.). New York: Berghahn Books, p. 36-56 21 p. 2. (European Conceptual History).

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

När var demokratin?

Stråth, B., 2016, In : Historisk tidsskrift. 95, 2, p. 269-291 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

Projects 2007 2015

The Nordic Society in Cross-disciplinary and Transnational Perspectives (NordSoc)

Ahokas, M., Alanko, A., Alapuro, R., Aunesluoma, J., Blomberg-Kroll, H., Borioni, P., Brisku, A., Fellman, S., Forsander, A., Glover, N., Götz, N., Haapakorpi, A., Haggrén, H., Hannikainen, M., Haldén, P., Heikkinen, S., Helander, M., Hilson, M., Hopkins, T., Huhta, I., Jalava, M., Kallio, J., Kananen, J., Kettunen, P., Kroll, C., Laine, J. M., Lauren, J. S. I., Lloyd, C., Marjanen, J., Marklund, C., Muir, S., Newby, A., Nordberg, C., Nygård, S., Outinen, S., Pellander, S., Prutsch, M., Rainio-Niemi, J., Riska, E., Roumpakis, A., Räisä, T., Saaritsa, S., Stadius, P., Stenius, H., Strang, J., Stråth, B., Suoranta, A. M., Syrjämäki, S., Wahlbeck, Ö., Vauhkonen, J., Wrede, S. & Österberg, M.

24/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Socio-economic notions in Nguni languages

Stråth, B. & Sesanti, S.

01/05/2010 → …

Project: Research project

Conceptafrica.

Stråth, B.

01/06/201231/03/2014

Project: Research project

History of Nordic Historiography beyond Methodological Nationalism: Comparative and Cross-national Perspectives, c. 1850 onwards

Haapala, P., Jalava, M., Myhre, J. E., Björk, R., Möller Jörgensen, C., Sigurdsson, I., Stråth, B., Gerd Simonsen, D. & Fulsås, N.

01/01/201131/12/2014

Project: Research project

Prizes

Activities 2005 2013

Creating Community and Ordering the World. The European Shadow of the Past and Future of the Present

Bo Stråth (Chair of organizing committee)
9 Jun 201310 Jun 2013

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

Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies (External organisation)

Bo Stråth (Assessment)
25 Oct 2013

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Keynote at opening of the Centre for the Study of Ideologies at the Nottingham University

Bo Stråth (Speaker: Keynote)
23 Jul 2013

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

Ordering the World: Beyond Realism and Idealism

Bo Stråth (Chair of organizing committee)
16 May 201317 May 2013

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

Teleology and History, Finishing Workshop

Bo Stråth (Chair of organizing committee)
11 Jun 201313 Jun 2013

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