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Description of research and teaching

Docent of Classical Philology. Researching ancient philosophy and medicine. Fascinated by the past ideas of health and wellbeing (especially mental health and sexual health) and of the many (and sometimes curious) ways to attain them. Currently funded by the Kone Foundation in a project exploring ancient philosophical and medical thinking on health, illness and human fragility.

Education/Academic qualification

Classical Philology, Docent, University of Helsinki

External positions

Researcher, leader of a research project, Koneen Säätiö

20172020

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • classical philology
  • Greek language and literature
  • ancient medicine
  • Latin language and Roman literature
  • ancient philosophy
  • health in history
  • Galen

Publications 2002 2019

Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness

Ahonen, M. P., Mar 2019, In : History of Psychiatry. 30, 1, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Kanelin parantava voima

Translated title of the contribution: The healing powers of cinnamonAhonen, M. P., Jan 2019, In : Yliopisto : Helsingin yliopiston tiedelehti. 1/2019, p. 48-49 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Antiikin lohduttajat, lääketiede ja filosofia

Ahonen, M., Apr 2018, In : Khelidon – yhteisöblogi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Kiikarit silmillä, jalat maassa: viimeinkin näin pajulinnun

Ahonen, M., 2018, In : Yliopisto : Helsingin yliopiston tiedelehti. 5, p. 48-49 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Konfliktin kolmas osapuoli: Thymos antiikin ajattelussa

Ahonen, M. P., Dec 2018, In : Niin & näin : filosofinen aikakauslehti. 25, 4 (99), p. 29-34 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2008 2013

Prizes

Helsingin yliopiston väitöskirjapalkinto

Marke Pauliina Ahonen (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

J.A. Hollon palkinto

Marke Pauliina Ahonen (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prizes and awards

Vuoden Kynä

Marke Pauliina Ahonen (Recipient), 1 Dec 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2008 2018

  • 4 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Oral presentation

Terveys, sairaus ja haurauden kohtaaminen antiikin ajattelussa

Marke Ahonen (Speaker)
23 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Galen on Aplêstia

Marke Ahonen (Speaker)
14 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Suomen Lääketieteen Historian Seuran Syysseminaari

Marke Pauliina Ahonen (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Nov 2016

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

Mental Diseases in Ancient Medicine

Marke Pauliina Ahonen (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014

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

Public presentation (in Finnish): Mielen sairaudet antiikin filosofiassa

Marke Pauliina Ahonen (Speaker: Presenter)
31 Mar 2010

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

Press / Media

Tohtorin hatusta (in Finnish)

Marke Pauliina Ahonen

01/11/2009

1 Media contribution

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Huoleton humanisti (in Finnish)

Marke Pauliina Ahonen

01/04/2009

1 Media contribution

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Ajantasa

Marke Pauliina Ahonen

01/06/2008

1 Media contribution

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Filosofian historia: Roomalainen tyyneys

Marke Pauliina Ahonen

01/10/2007

1 Media contribution

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