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Description of research and teaching

Material culture, urbanism and art history of the Hellenistic era and the Mid-Republican period.

Graeco-Roman Antiquities in Finnish Collections

Curriculum vitae

Education at the University of Helsinki:

Docent (adjunct professor) Classical Archaeology 1991

Doctor of Philosophy: Latin Language and Roman Literature 1988

Licentiate of Philosophy: Latin Language and Roman Literature; Art History 1980

Master of Arts: Roman Literature; Art History; Finnish and Scandinavian Archaeology; Classical Archaeology (at the University of Oulu); Ancient Culture and Society (at the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome) 1978.

Positions Held:

University lecturer in Ancient Culture and Classical Archaeology, 2005-

Senior Scientist, Academy of Finland, August 2004 to July 2005.

Director of the Finnish Institute at Athens, August 2000 to July 2004

Acting Assistant and Acting Senior Assistant in the Department of Classical Philology, University of Helsinki, July 1986 to July 2000

Young researcher, University of Helsinki, 1979 to 1984

Excavation assistant, The Nordic archaeological project at Ficana, Ostia, different periods between 1976 and 1981.

 

Memberships and Positions of Trust:

Classical Philological Association of Finland

The Society for Art History in Finland

Network of 19th-Century Studies

Network Artefacta

Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the Finnish Institute at Athens

Team for developing and planning of teaching, The Institute of World Cultures (MOPSU).

Board of advisors of the Organizing Committee, The 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Helsinki 2012.

Organizing committee of Europaeum Classics Colloquium, University of Helsinki October 2011.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • 6132 Visual arts and design
  • Art History

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

Publications 1978 2018

Helsingin yliopiston antiikkikokoelma - kokoelmahistoriallinen katsaus

Translated title of the contribution: The antiquities collection of the University of HelsinkiPietilä-Castren, L. K., Nov 2018, In : Roma : Villa Lanten ystävien vuosikirja. 17, p. 53-57 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Suomalaisista antiikkikokoelmista - keräilijät ja heidän esineensä

Translated title of the contribution: The Finnish Antiquities CollectionsPietilä-Castren, L. K., Nov 2018, Utile dulci : antiikin kulttuurin opetuksesta ja harrastuksesta. Kuivalainen, I., Pietilä-Castrén, L. & Selkokari, H. (eds.). Helsinki: Taidehistorian seura, p. 177-211 35 p. (Taidehistoriallisia Tutkimuksia; no. 50).

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

Utile dulci: Antiikin kulttuurin opetuksesta ja harrastuksesta

Translated title of the contribution: Utile dulci: Teaching and pursuing ancient culturePietilä-Castren, L. K. (ed.), Selkokari, H. (ed.) & Kuivalainen, I. J. (ed.), Nov 2018, Helsinki: Taidehistorian seura. 232 p. (Taidehistoriallisia tutkimuksia; no. 50)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Ateena vuonna 2017

Translated title of the contribution: Athens in the year 2017Pietilä-Castrén, L., 30 Nov 2017, In : Helikon : Suomen Ateenan-instituutin ystävien jäsenlehti. 2, p. 19-20 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Keisari Hadrianus Ateenan rakentajana

Translated title of the contribution: Hadrian as the builder of AthensPietilä-Castrén, L., 20 May 2017, In : Helikon : Suomen Ateenan-instituutin ystävien jäsenlehti. 1, 2017, p. 2-6 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Projects 1976 2015

Ancient Myths and Texts in Helsinki

Pietilä-Castrén, L., Kuivalainen, I. & Randén, S.

02/11/2015 → …

Project: Research project

Kustaa Hiekka and Onni Okkonen as Collectors of Ancient Art

Pietilä-Castrén, L., Rintala, L. & Nieminen, E.

01/08/2015 → …

Project: Research project

The Marble Seats of honour in Greek Theatres and Stadia

Pietilä-Castrén, L. & Vahtikari, V.

01/02/2015 → …

Project: Research project

From Stone to Cast

Pietilä-Castrén, L. & Selkokari, H.

15/10/2009 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2005 2017

Joensuu Art Museum

Leena Pietilä-Castrén (Visiting researcher)
31 Jul 20175 Aug 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

The Spell of Antiquity

Leena Pietilä-Castrén (Speaker: Keynote)
20 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Public lecture of the Friends of the Finnish Institute at Athens

Leena Pietilä-Castrén (Speaker: Keynote)
9 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Public lecture at the Finnish Institute at Athens

Leena Pietilä-Castrén (Speaker: Keynote)
4 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Echoes of neoclassical architecture from south to north.

Leena Pietilä-Castrén (Speaker: Presenter)
5 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks