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Pertti Anttonen

1982 …2018
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Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

Matriculation Examination (31 May 1973)

Bachelor of Arts, University of Helsinki (22 May 22 1979)

Candidate in Philosophy (MA), University of Helsinki (2 June 1987)

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, USA (23 December 1993)

(Roger D. Abrahams, dissertation advisor/chair)

 

Docent in Folkloristics, University of Helsinki (since 19 May 1999)

Docent in Folkloristics, University of Turku (since 11 October 2000)

Docent in Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä (since 1 March, 2007)

 

Declared academically qualified for and placed on the second position for nomination to the Post of Professor in Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (January 20, 2009)

Declared academically qualified for and placed on the third position for nomination to the Post of Professor in Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä (August 26, 2008)

Declared academically qualified for and placed on the first position for nomination to the Post of Professor in Folkloristics, University of Turku (April 13, 2005)

Declared academically qualified for and placed on the second position for nomination to the Post of Professor in Ethnology (folkloristics), University of Jyväskylä (February 8, 2005)

 

POSITIONS HELD

Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley. January-May 2014.

Professor of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki (1 August 2007 – 31 December 2007; 1 January 2008 – 31 December 2008; 1 January 2009 – 31 July 2009)

Professor of Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä (1 September 2006 – 31 May 2007)

Professor of Folkloristics, Director of the Kalevala Institute, University of Turku (1 August 2004 –31 July 2006)

Academy Research Fellow, the Academy of Finland (1 January 2001 – 31 July 2004)

Researcher, University of Helsinki, Institute for Cultural Research/ Folklore Studies (1998–2000)

Visiting researcher, University of Bergen (Norway), Centre for the Study of European Civilization and Department of Cultural Studies and History of Art (1 September 1999 – 30 November 1999)

Associate Professor (Acting), University of Helsinki, Department of Folklore (1996–1997)

Research secretary, Nordic Institute of Folklore, Turku (1991–1995)

Assistant (Acting), University of Helsinki, Department of Folklore (1 January 1988 – 31 July 1988)

Editor, Finnish Literature Society, Helsinki (1984)

Assistant librarian (Acting), Library of the Finnish Literature Society, Helsinki (1980)

Library worker, University of Helsinki, Department of Folklore (1978)

Description of research and teaching

I graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1987 and earned my doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylviania, USA, in 1993. I started my present position as University Researcher in August 2009. Before that I worked for four years as Academy Research Fellow (2001-2004), and then for five years as Professor in three different universities, in Turku, Jyväskylä and Helsinki. I have been declared academically qualified for the post of Professor in Folklore Studies at all these three universities, and also for the post of Professor in Ethnology at Jyväskylä. I have a Docent position at all three universities; Docent in Folklore Studies at Turku and Helsinki, and Docent in Ethnology at Jyväskylä.

For spring term 2014 I work as Visiting Professor in the Folklore MA Program of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.


My main interests in research and teaching include nationalism, politics of history, tradition and modernity, ethnopoetics, and ritual studies. I approach them from perspectives that derive from the research history and interests of folklore studies, but at the same time view them as points of contact and cooperation across disciplinary boundaries. For four years (2006-2009) I was the leader of the Academy-funded research project The Textualization of Oral Tradition and its Modern Contextualization in Finland, which will soon produce four doctoral dissertations.  I have lead or participated in a number of international research projects, the most recent one being Heritage Politics and the Theory of Cultural Transmission (2007-2009), which was funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS). This project focused on issues concerning cultural heritage studies and followed an earlier Nordic project entitled Folklore, Heritage Politics, and Ethnic Diversity (1998-2001). I have also been a member in the Centre of Excellence project and research network entitled The Nordic Countries and the Medieval Expansion of Europe, New Interpretations of a Common Past (NCMS, 2005-2010). I am in charge of the research project Cultural Meanings and Vernacular Genres, which has been registered to the International Evaluation of Research and Doctoral Training at the University of Helsinki in 2011. It assembles 21 scholars from the discipline of folklore studies.

Fields of Science

  • 616 Other humanities
  • Folklore Studies / Folkloristiikka

Publications 1985 2018

Oral Tradition and Book Culture

Anttonen, P. (ed.), af Forselles, M. C. M. (ed.) & Salmi-Niklander, K. (ed.), 15 Oct 2018, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 173 p. (Studia Fennica Folkloristica; no. 24)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
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The Kalevala and the Authenticity Debate

Anttonen, P., 2015, Manufacturing a Past for the Present: Forgery and Authenticity in Medievalist Texts and Objects in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Bak, J., Geary, P. & Klaniczay, G. (eds.). Leiden & Boston: Brill , p. 56-80 (National Cultivation of Culture; vol. 7).

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

Finnish Oral Tradition

Anttonen, P., 2014, (Submitted) Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe: An Initiative of the Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms (SPIN), Edited by Joep Leerssen.. 1 p.

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

Lost in Intersemiotic Translation? The Problem of Context in Folk Narratives in the Archive

Anttonen, P., 2014, In : Arv : tidskrift för nordisk folkminnesforskning. 69 (2013), p. 153-170

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 1982 2013

Performance in the triangle of culture, power and belief

Anttonen, P., Salmi-Niklander, K., Seppälä, M., Utriainen, T., Paavolainen, P. & Tervo, P.

30/01/201331/12/2013

Project: Research project

Heritage Politics and the Theory of Cultural Transmission

Anttonen, P., Klein, B., Mathisen, S. R., Hafstein, V. T., Bendix, R., Kuutma, K., Valk, Ü., Ó Giolláin, D., Kapchan, D., Pyysiäinen, I., Sjöblom, T. M., Koskinen, I., Aarnipuu, P., Hakalisto, L., Gunnell, T., Schram, K., Rastrick, Ó., Pétursson, J. Þ. & Hafsteinsson, S. B.

01/01/200831/12/2009

Project: Research project

Prizes

Activities 1979 2014

Richard Bauman

Pertti Anttonen (Host)
25 May 2014

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Guest Lecture

Pertti Anttonen (Speaker: Presenter)
21 Mar 201424 Mar 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Folklore Roundtable Lecture

Pertti Anttonen (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Summer school of Memornet Doctoral Program

Pertti Anttonen (Speaker: Presenter)
12 Jun 2014

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

Budkavlen : meddelanden utgivna av Brages sektion för folklivsforskning (Journal)

Pertti Anttonen (Reviewer)
23 May 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media

Radio interview

Pertti Anttonen

19/07/2004

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Radio interview

Pertti Anttonen

07/12/2000

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media