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Description of research and teaching

Tuija Laine (born 1964 in Joutseno, Finland) was Professor of Book History in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology from 2012 to 2016.

Tuija Laine is a member of many scientific societies and research institutions. In 2008–2013 she was a board member of Finnish Historical Society and 2011–2013 a board member of Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. She was the chair of the Finnish Society for Book History (2011–2013) and chair of Finnish Society for Church History 2014. She is also member of board in following institutions and journals: Editorial Staff of Journal Tieteessä tapahtuu (2011–2019), Editorial Staff of Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism (2012–), Advisory Board of Archives in Finland (2012–2016), Advisory Board of Finnish National Library (2013–2016), Internationality Advisory Board for Research Project on Publication History of the Pilgrim’s Progress (2013–) and Helsinki University Museum (2014–2016).

 

Her scholarly work is focused on 17th and 18th century book history. She has written several articles and monographs about devotional literature, its translation and dissemination as well as about the history of the book trade and reading. Currently she is researching the educational and didactic aspects of primers and children’s literature, as well as the history of the relationship between missionary work and book history. She has worked as a researcher in many research projects financed by Academy of Finland and has been leading the research project Education of marginal groups in Finland during the 18th century (2012–2014) in which two doctoral students are researching reading and book culture of peasants in Eastern Finland as well as girl's education. At the moment she a member of several national and international research groups which goals are in constructing and improving databases for different book historical sources.

 

Tuija Laine has been a member of organizing groups for several scientific conferences, which have been held in Helsinki, for example SHARP Helsinki -Conference (Book history from below 2008–2010), Conference for Historical Research of Finnish Universities (2011–2012), Religious Reading in the Baltic and Nordic Countries in the Early Modern Period -conference (2012–2013) and Reading and Writing from below -conference (2013–2014).

 

Information about her currently teaching and events of Book History is available in Book History blog: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/tvhlaine/

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • church history
  • book history
  • early modern period
  • devotional literature
  • history of reading
  • book trade
  • 615 History and Archaeology

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

Publications

Die Bedeutung Rostocks für das lutherische kirchliche Leben in Finnland von der Reformation bis zur frühen Orthodoxie

Laine, T., 2020, Verknüpfungen des neuen Glaubens : Die Rostocker Reformationsgeschichte in ihren translokalen Bezügen. Holze, H. & Skottki, K. (eds.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , p. 283-300 18 p. 12. (Refo500 Academic Studies; no. 56).

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

"Piilotin kaikki kirjoitukseni": Lukuisat sodan jälkeen löytyneet päiväkirjat kuvaavat holokaustia juutalaisten lasten ja nuorten silmin

Laine, T., Jan 2020, In : Kotimaa. 115, 3, p. 18-19 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Drei Lebensläufen von Kindern des 18. Jahrhunderts

Laine, T., 2019, Unitas Fratrum: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Gegenwartsfragen der Brüdergemeine. Mai, C. (ed.). Herrnhut: Verein fuer Geschichte und Gegenwartsfragen der Bruedergemeine, p. 217–242 26 p. 9. (Unitas Fratrum; vol. 78).

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

From learning the Catechism by heart towards independent reading

Laine, T., 2019, On the Legacy of the Reformation in Finland: Societal perspectives. Sinnemäki, K., Portman, A., Tilli, J. & Nelson, R. H. (eds.). Finnish Literature Society, p. 138-154 17 p. 7. (Studia Fennica Historica; no. 25).

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

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"har-voin han-hi huu-taa": Aapinen tietokirjana ennen oppivelvollisuuslakia 1543-1920

Laine, T., 2019, Tutkimuskohteena tietokirja: Pirjo Hiidenmaan juhlakirja. Ruuska, H. & Löytönen, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Helsinki: Helsingin yliopiston suomalais-ugrilainen ja pohjoismainen osasto, p. 111-124 14 p. 9. (Kieli; no. 19).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects

Enlightenment confessionalised

Laine, T., Sidevall, E., Ihalainen, P., Amundsen, A. B., Tammela, J., Ågren, H., Zachrisson, T., Jarlert, A., Engelhardt, J., Ahnert, T., Olesen, B. K., Ravnsted-Larsen Reeh , T., Laine, E. M., Werner, Y. M., Maurits, A., Lindmark, D. & Lundberg, J.

01/03/201931/12/2020

Project: Research project

Catechism Primers in Europe

Laine, T., Sroka, W., Juska-Bacher, B., Appel, C., Lindmark, D., Harbig, A., Murray, J., Lotman, P., Chartier, A., Julia, D., Exalto, J., Skjelbred, D., Makuchowska, M., Scholl, S., Sahlfeld, W., Grenby, M. & Põldvee, A.

04/10/201831/12/2020

Project: Research project

Kirjahistorian digitointihanke

Laine, T. & Hildén, K.

01/01/2015 → …

Project: Other project

Prizes

Valtion tiedonjulkistamispalkinto

Tuija Laine (Recipient), Sirkka Havu (Recipient), Liisi Huhtala (Recipient), Rainer Knapas (Recipient) & Anna Perälä (Recipient), 1997

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Suomalainen tiedeakatemia [Finnish Academy of Science and Letters] (Event)

Tuija Laine (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Heldig/Humanistinen tiedekunta (External organisation)

Tuija Laine (Expert member)
2015 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Einar Hansens professur i bok- och bibliotekshistoria (Event)

Tuija Laine (Expert)
1 Nov 201730 May 2018

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Tieteiden yö

Tuija Laine (Speaker: Presenter), Esko Laine (Speaker: Presenter)
16 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Press / Media

Kirja taipuu, vaan ei katoa

Tuija Laine

22/10/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

ABC kirja kertoo omasta ajastaan

Tuija Laine

07/08/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Matti Pohtoa koskeva haastattelu Ylen Kulttuuricocktail-ohjelmassa

Tuija Laine

10/03/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Barnböcker på Nationalbiblioteket

Tuija Vappu Hillevi Laine

01/02/201712/02/2017

2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Brummeriana-näyttely

Tuija Laine

03/01/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media