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1990 …2019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Elina Kahla is a versatile expert on Russian culture and society, previous director of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg, currently liaison manager and researcher at the CoE of Russian Modernisation, affiliated with the Aleksanteri Institute, UH.

Kahla’s research projects include the clash of values and geostrategic shifts in the contemporary world, and the relations of state, church, and society. She is furthermore interested in the soft power strategies implemented in state-sponsored cultural productions. Kahla has authored or co-authored more than hundred publications; edited or translated even more. Her latest publications discuss cults of new Russian saints and memory politics, as well as civil and public religion. Her forthcoming volume tells about the last leader of the Pechenga-Petsamo monastery, hieromonk Paisi. Kahla has received several grants for translations, which include works by Tsvetaeva, Ulitskaya, Vodolazkin. Kahla is editor-in-chief for the art magazine Ikonimaalari, trans. Icon painter.

Curriculum vitae

Erikoisalat:

- venäläinen kirjallisuus, erityisesti varhainen kirjallisuus, hagiografiat, modernismi (Marina Tsvetajeva, Maria Skobtsova), nykykirjallisuus (Ljudmila Ulitskaja, Jevgeni Vodolazkin);

 

- ortodoksinen kulttuurituotanto (kirjallisuus, tv-draama, elokuva, dokumentti)

- ikonitaide ja -teologia

- muistiperintö, erityisesti ortodoksiseen kulttuuriin ja rajapintaan liittyvä, ml. Petsamon luostarin historia

- kirkon ja valtion yhteistyö Venäjällä;venäläiset arvot ja identiteetti

External positions

päätoimittaja, Ikonimaalari

Sep 2017 → …

Keywords

  • 612 Languages and Literature
  • Venäjän kulttuuri ja kirjallisuus
  • 614 Theology
  • Orthodox Church and Society
  • 6132 Visual arts and design
  • Iconograpraphy
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Russian and East European Studies

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

Publications 1990 2019

From V. Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales to E. Vodolazkin’s Aviator – Choice and Literary Theosis?

Kahla, E. M. T., 2019, (In preparation) Religion, State and Society. Routledge

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

Восприятие Лавра Е. Водолазкина в Финляндии: Сборник статей

Kahla, E. M. T., 2019, сборник статей. Krakova

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

100 vuotta sitten Suomen ortodoksit irtaantuivat Venäjästä: "Henkisessä sisällissodassa" taisteltiin kielestä ja symboleista

Kahla, E. M. T., Mar 2018, In : Ikonimaalari. 2018, 1, p. 22-27 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewGeneral public

Ikonimaalari 02/2018

Kahla, E. M. T. (ed.), 30 Nov 2018, Helsinki: Maahenki. 88 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueGeneral public

Projects 2011 2017

Activities 2010 2019

Kääntämisen jälkeen

Elina Kahla (Speaker)
10 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Neuvostoajan ortodoksisuus

Elina Kahla (Speaker: Keynote)
18 Jan 201920 Jan 2019

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

IOTA Conference in Iasi, 2019 (Event)

Elina Kahla (Board member)
9 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Memory and Religion. Central and Eastern Europe in a Global Perspective

Elina Kahla (Speaker: Chair)
16 Oct 201818 Oct 2018

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

History, memory and the sacred in post-Gulag Russia

Elina Kahla (Speaker)
18 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Interview

Elina Marja Tuulikki Kahla

14/09/2016

1 media contribution

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Kirjasto tekee Suomea tunnetuksi Venäjällä

Elina Marja Tuulikki Kahla

06/06/2016

1 media contribution

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interview on Ismo Hölttö´s photography in Rosphoto

Elina Marja Tuulikki Kahla

22/04/2016

1 media contribution

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Haastattelu Poleznoe utro -ohjelmassa

Elina Marja Tuulikki Kahla

25/03/2016

1 media contribution

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Vetsher. Vstretshi.

Elina Marja Tuulikki Kahla

07/11/2015

1 media contribution

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