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Mirkka Lappalainen

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

20052019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research Interests

- Early modern Sweden

- "Little ice age" and famines

- State building

- History of Swedish and Finnish nobility and noble families

- Biographical studies

- Legal history, history of criminality

Curriculum vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE     

 

(January 2019)

 

 

Full name

 

Lappalainen, Mirkka Marjaana

 

Date and Place of Birth

 

November 26th 1975, Helsinki, Finland

Nationality

Finnish

Current residence

Helsinki, Finland

 

Education and degrees awarded

 

Doctor of Philosophy, (History of Finland and the Nordic Countries), University of Helsinki   May 24th 2005 (public examination of a dissertation Apr 9th 2005)

Licentiate (History of Finland and Scandinavia ), University of Helsinki, Jun. 5th  2001.

Master of Arts (History of Finland and Scandinavia ) University of Helsinki, Oct 20th 1998.

 

Linguistic skills

 

Finnish (mother tongue), Swedish (fluent),  English (fluent), French (satisfactory), Latin

 

Current Position

 

University lecturer (Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki) 2014 à

 

Director of the Bachelor’s Programme in History, 2017 à

 

 

 

 

 

Previous work experience

 

Postdoctoral Researcher (Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki), 2009 - 2014

 

Assistant (Finnish and Nordic history, University of Helsinki), 2002-2009.

 

Acting assistant (History of Finland and Scandinavia), Department of History, University of Helsinki, 2001-2002.

Part-time Research Assistant (History of Criminality research project), Department of History, University of Helsinki, 1997-1999.

 

 

Awards, prizes and honours

 

 

Kanava- award for the book” Pohjoisen noidat”, 2018.

 

Vasamuseets vänners book prize (Sweden)  

For the book  “Det Nordiska Leijonet” (translation of “Pohjolan Leijona”), 2016.

 

Docent of the year, 2016. Helsingin yliopiston dosenttiyhdistys

 

Science book of the year 2014 award (Finland) 

for the book “Pohjolan Leijona”

 

Tieto-Finlandia non-fiction award 2014 for the book “Pohjolan Leijona”

 

State Award for Public Information (Finland), 2013.

 

The Finnish Association of Non-fiction Writer’ s Award (Tiedonjulkistamisen valtionpalkinto), 2012.

 

Lauri Jäntti Foundation’s Award for the book “Susimessu”, 2010.

 

The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Award, 2009.

 

Vasamuseets vänners book prize (Sweden)  

For the book  “Släkten, makten, staten”, 2008.

 

Science book of the year 2006 -award (Finland) 

for the book “Maailman painavin raha”,  2007.

 

Dissertation prize for “Suku, valta, suurvalta” (Kaarlo and Irma Koskimies Foundation, 4200 eur), University of Helsinki, 2005.

Honourable mention for “Suku, valta suurvalta” in the contest for “History book of the year 2005” (Finland).

 

Research Funding

 

Grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation 1999, 2000, 2001.

 

 

Merits in teaching

 

Seminars, lecture series and other courses, student counselling, curriculum planning, tutoring, supervising of BA and MA thesis and doctoral thesis, (University of Helsinki, 2001 à)

                     

 

Other academic merits

 

Opponent of the doctoral dissertation of Marko Hakanen, University of Jyväskylä, 2011.

 

Pre-examiner of the doctoral dissertation of Marko Hakanen, University of Jyväskylä, 2011.

 

Pre-examiner of the doctoral dissertation of Ulla Koskinen, University of Tampere, 2011.

 

Pre-examiner of the doctoral dissertation of Juha Joona, University of Lappland, 2018.

 

Referee for Scandinavian Journal of History (2005) and Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (2013), Journal of Historical Geography (2017)

 

Member of the Department Council (Department of History, University of Helsinki),

2003–2006, 2007–2009.

 

Member of the Department Council (Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki), 2010–2013.

 

Member of the Faculty of Arts Research Committee 2010–2011.

 

Member of the Steering Group of Doctoral Programme in History and Cultural Heritage, University of Helsinki, 2018 à

 

Participated in “Koulutusohjelman johtajavalmennus” (training for directors of the degree programmes), University of Helsinki, 2018.

 

Member of the Scandinavian Committee of Finnish Historical Foundation.

 

Participated in the archaeologiocal excavations of the wreck of Kronan (1676) in Öland, Sweden (organized by Kalmar County Museum).

 

Societal impact of research

 

Numerous interviews in newspapers and magazines in Finland (for example Helsingin Sanomat, Aamulehti, Ilta-Sanomat, Suomen Kuvalehti, Kodin kuvalehti), interviews  and discussions in radio and TV, lectures and other public appearances (like book fairs, clubs, libraries)

 

Newspaper columnist (Helsingin Sanomat), 2007-2009

 

Book critic (Helsingin Sanomat)  2007 -

 

 

 

 

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

Publications 2005 2019

Kuningas, kirkko ja uusi valtio

Lappalainen, M., 2019, In : Historiallinen Aikakauskirja. 2019, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Pohjoisen noidat: Oikeus ja totuus 1600-luvun Ruotsissa ja Suomessa

Lappalainen, M., 2018, Helsinki: Otava. 317 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Loyal Servants of the King and the Crown (1620-1680): Stewards and Governors in Sweden before the Age of Absolutism

Lappalainen, M., 2017, Personal Agency at the Swedish Age of Greatness 1560-1720. Karonen, P. & Hakanen, M. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 113-142 29 p. (Studia Fennica Historica; no. 23).

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

Open Access

Death and Disease during the Great Finnish Famine, 1695-1697

Lappalainen, M., 2014, In : Scandinavian Journal of History. 39, 4, p. 425-447 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2009 2009

Prizes

Kanava-palkinto

Mirkka Lappalainen (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Lauri Jäntin palkinto teoksesta "Susimessu"

Mirkka Lappalainen (Recipient), 29 Jan 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Suomen tietokirjailijat ry:n Tietokirjailijapalkinto

Mirkka Lappalainen (Recipient), 27 Oct 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2005 2019

Noitia ja noitaoikeudenkäyntejä Pohjoisessa

Mirkka Lappalainen (Speaker)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Elämäni tietokirjat

Mirkka Lappalainen (Speaker)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Det Nordiska lejonet och hans rike

Mirkka Lappalainen (Speaker)
5 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Väitöskirjan esitarkastaja

Mirkka Lappalainen (Pre-examiner)
2018

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Rikos, totuus ja tuomio 1600-luvulla

Mirkka Lappalainen (Speaker)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Haastattelu Ilta-Sanomissa

Mirkka Lappalainen

17/11/2018

1 item of Media coverage

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Haastattelu Ilta-Sanomissa

Mirkka Lappalainen

12/11/2018

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu Ylen Horisontti-ohjelmassa

Mirkka Lappalainen

02/11/2018

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu Helsingin sanomissa

Mirkka Lappalainen

22/10/2018

1 item of Media coverage

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Haastattelu Aamulehdessä

Mirkka Lappalainen

07/10/2018

1 item of Media coverage

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