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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Docent of European history since 2009, Academy of Finland Research Fellow 2013–2018 and Principal Investigator of the project "Agents of Enlightenment" (Academy of Finland) 2017–2021.

Research fields: intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Finnish history, history of elites, history of cosmopolitanism, eighteenth-century and Enlightenment studies, opera.

Themes taught: cultural history, history of diplomacy, early modern history, Enlightenment.

Curriculum vitae

Education and academic degrees

Title of docent, European history, University of Helsinki, 2009

PhD in history, University of Helsinki, 2005

Master's degree in history, Université Rennes 2 (France), 1999


Principal Investigator, 2013–

Academy of Finland Research Fellow, 2013–2018

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, 2008–2011 (personal research project) and 2005–2007 (researcher in Prof. Pasi Ihalainen's project Enlightened Loyalties)

University Lecturer, Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki, 2004–2005


2014 Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2 months, and Université Lille 3, 2 months

2013 École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 3 months

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Intellectual history
  • Cultural history

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

Publications 2000 2019


Wolff, C., 2018, In : Scandinavian Journal of History. 43, 3, p. 387-409 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Opéra-comique, presse périodique et opinion publique, 1760-1791

Wolff, C., 2018, In : Médias 19.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Lyrical diplomacy: Count Gustav Philip Creutz (1731-1785) and the opera

Wolff, C., 2018, Moving Scenes: The Circulation of Music and Theatre in Europe, 1700–1815. Beaurepaire, P-Y., Bourdin, P. & Wolff, C. (eds.). Oxford: University of Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, p. 143–156 14 p.

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

Moving Scenes: The Circulation of Music and Theatre in Europe, 1700–1815

Beaurepaire, P-Y. (ed.), Philippe, B. (ed.) & Wolff, C. (ed.), 2018, Oxford: University of Oxford, Voltaire Foundation. 378 p. (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment; vol. 2018:2)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Nationalstaten fjättrar historieskrivningen

Wolff, C., 2017, In : Historisk tidskrift för Finland. 102, 3, p. 545–551 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access

Projects 2013 2021


Axel Hirschs pris

Charlotta Wolff (Recipient), 1 Mar 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Svenska litteratursällskapets femtioårsfond

Charlotta Wolff (Recipient), 5 Feb 2005

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2005 2019

Supervising of doctoral thesis

Charlotta Wolff (Co-supervisor)
1 Sep 20054 Oct 2016

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Institut d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, ENS/CNRS

Charlotta Wolff (Visiting researcher)
Oct 2013Dec 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Suomen Tiedeseura (External organisation)

Charlotta Wolff (Member)
16 Dec 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Scandinavian Journal of History (Journal)

Charlotta Wolff (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media

En hovmans uppgång och fall

Charlotta Wolff


1 item of Media coverage

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Kejsarens man Constantin Linder var inte alltid omtyckt i Finland

Charlotta Wolff


1 Media contribution

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Ennen illan konserttia

Charlotta Wolff


1 Media contribution

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