• PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)



  • Finland


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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Mikko Tolonen is professor in digital humanities at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki. His background is in intellectual history and he is the PI of Helsinki Computational History Group (COMHIS) at the Department of Digital Humanities. He has served in the executive board of European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) and as the chair of Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (DHNB). His current main research focus is on an integrated study of public discourse, knowledge production and book history that combines metadata from library catalogues as well as full-text libraries of books, newspapers and periodicals in early modern Europe. Tolonen's area of particular interest is the Enlightenment studies, including the intellectual develpment of Bernard Mandeville and David Hume. He is one of the editors of Hume's History of England for Oxford University Press. In 2016, he was awarded an Open Science and Research Award by Finnish Ministry of Education. 

For interviews, see: CSC interview (in Finnish) & 375 humanists (in English and other languages) & for twitter (@mikko_tolonen).

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Digital Humanities
  • intellectual history
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Philosophy
  • book history
  • Computational history
  • computational humanities
  • Data Science